We don’t know much about mysterious rock newcomers Ora Violet, but it’s safe to say what we do see, we like. Starting with their debut single cover, featuring Brighton’s pebble beach, a gorgeous leopard print coat, and a dismal English sky – there’s something about these individual elements that should strike a chord with everyone, for all the right reasons too.
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‘Honey you did, around the block/Pink Elephant at 10 o’clock’ – The Pink Elephant liquor store in East Hollywood was one of Bukowski’s favourites and appears in his 1978 novel Women – and in our song! #henrychinaski #charlesbukowski #pinkelephantliquorstore #easthollywood #1978 #songlyrics #losangeles
“Honey, You Did It” is the group’s debut single, and tells the Bukowskian story of a dysfunctional romance set against booming guitars and smooth-pointed vocals, taking heavy inspiration from the rock scene of late 1960’s Detroit. The band itself is composed of vocalist Jeet, guitarist Nick, bass player Adam, drummer TJ and multi-instrumentalist William D, the latter two from production duo Black Tiles. Starting out by writing their own version of Garage music, the group fairly quickly pivoted to their favourite rock and roll tunes. After a few demos and some chance gigs in Italy – “Honey, You Did It” was born. The track is out today, and is accompanied by a grainy video directed by Joe Quigg – you can watch it below.
Ora Violet will cut 2 songs straight to vinyl for Soho Radio Vinyl session on Friday 6th December. You can catch the performance in two weeks where it will be filmed and broadcasted on Soho Radio’s Facebook Live.