Immediately after listening to the first few notes and lyrics of this song it is very obvious that these guys really know how to portray what they want to say through music. “Stinging Nettle,” with its steady rhythm and bright melodies in contrast with very frank and brutally real lyrics, expresses a bittersweetness that is reminiscent of the struggles of youth.
With their fresh and vibrant indie sound, Dark Honey’s music is charismatic and well crafted, combining intelligently woven lyrics with catchy melodies and a good sense of rhythm. Apart from having a memorable chorus that makes the song immediately recognisable ”Stinging Nettle” also features an extremely catchy hook melody which you just wouldn’t be able to resist singing along to. Having such an ear-friendly and crowd pleasing sound is not the only thing which makes these guys’ sound so distinguishable and charming though. Apart from having a flair for well crafted arrangements they also have a clear artistic vision and know how they want their music to sound. Their performance quality is a natural reflection of their belief in the music, through a vibrant and confident style in a professional approach to their sound which will communicate well with any audience.
-Sarah Marie Bugeja