Hailing from the USA’s East Coast, Chris Baxley is all about quirky, old-school sixties-inspired melodies and catchy, hooky choruses. ‘Hunny Pot’ is a fun, irreverent love song, full of tongue-in-cheek humour and playfulness. Opening with joyously strummed guitar chords behind Baxley’s off the wall vocals before a bouncy bass and full-electric arrangement kicks in, ‘Hunny Pot’ worms its way into your head by way of its trebly picked guitar line and distorted lead part.
There’s hints of early Orange Juice in that – or think, perhaps, Edwin Collins’ solo ‘Girl Like You’ – mixed with maybe They Might Be Giants in its cheeky, impudent lyrics and delivery, before – at 2’24” it’s over all too quickly, leaving you humming its hook for hours to come.
Review by Alex Holmes