Honeyroot

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Honeyroot
Origin Sheffield, UK
Genres Ambient, dance
Years active 1997 (1997)–present
Labels Just Music
Associated acts Heaven 17, ABC
Website www.honeyroot.com
Members Glenn Gregory
Keith Lowndes

Honeyroot is an ambient dance collaboration between Glenn Gregory and Keith Lowndes, signed to the Just Music independent record label.[1]

Career[edit]

The project had its origins in the 1997 album, Skyscraping, by ABC. As ABC was essentially Martin Fry, after the departure of co-member Mark White, Lowndes and fellow Sheffield native Gregory of Heaven 17, were brought in for co-writing duties on the album.

Lowndes and Gregory's first album, Sound Echo Location, was released in the UK and Australia in 2003 and in the United States in 2004.[1]

Honeyroot reached the UK Singles Chart in May 2005 with their ambient cover version of the Joy Division song, "Love Will Tear Us Apart",[2] which also appeared in the film, Red Road. 2006 saw an online only release entitled "EP1".

The Sun Will Come (2007) featured two singles, the double A-sided, "Nobody Loves You (The Way I Do)" b/w "Heavy Drops" and "Where I Belong". Though known primarily as the front man for Heaven 17, Glenn Gregory sings on just two tracks on The Sun Will Come; leaving remaining vocal duties to a variety of female singers including Briony Greenhill ("Nobody Loves You"),[3] Kim Richey, Kerry Shaw, Elsie Wooley and Lindsay Crisp.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Sound Echo Location (Just Music 2005)
  • The Sun Will Come (Just Music 2007)
  • Nobody Loves You (The Way I Do) & Heavy Drops (Just Music 2010)

Singles[edit]

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart (2005) - UK #70

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography by Alex Henderson". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 266. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Sharp, Kate. "Zen-like and suffused with joy, this is no return to the 80s for Glenn Gregory and co.". BBC. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 

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