New Music Alert! Blood Wine or Honey “Attraction (ft. KT Tunstall)” is out today


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Superstar and old friend of the band KT Tunstall came to work with Blood Wine or Honey after they contributed a DJ mix for her lockdown series ‘KTRave’ and ‘Attraction’ is the irresistible result. Tumbling bass lines, found-bounce beats and a Buddy Rich-esque drum chorus smashed out by Tim Weller (Marc Almond, Future Sound of London, Goldfrapp, The Chemical Brothers, David Axelrod) come together in a bonkers production led by KT’s passionate vocals. Layers of pastoral harmony, electric cello and a skewed Pro-1 bass riff are given baroque detail with snippets of creaky swing, castle bells, a grain silo, the Four Seasons played on erhu and a cheeky 808 referencing the Triggerman roots.

Hong Kong based hypno-tropicalia duo Blood Wine or Honey are set to release their second album ‘DTx2’ on 25th June 2021. Made up of seasoned multi-instrumentalists James Banbury (synths, bass, percussion, cello) and Joseph von Hess (vocals, clarinet, sax, percussion), they create a heaving, heady brew of brazen sax themes, lo-fi/hi-tech electronics, densely layered cello inflections and motorik drums. ‘DTx2’ follows BWoH’s 2018’s debut album ‘Fear & Celebration’, described in Mojo as “Post-punk sax mingled with ghostly choruses and lo-fi hi-tech electronics”, and 2019’s ‘Tomorrow’ EP that The Vinyl Factory noted “nods to Ethio-jazz melodies, syncopated electronics and raw sax punches a la Comet Is Coming”. Their 2017 breakout track ‘Anxious Party People’, from the EP of the same title, received a shortlist nomination for Track Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards. BWoH’s music has been played by BBC 6 Music, NTS, Worldwide FM (UK), Radio Nova (FR), Beats In Space (US), RTÉ (IE), Radio Bern (CH), Radio X (DE), CR2 903 (HK), KCRW (US), and Bandcamp Weekly.