The wonderfully named SMITH AND THE HONEY BADGERS are an 8 piece soul and funk band based in London. The “Smith” is soulstress MARIETTA SMITH who’s one of the capital’s most-demand session singers while the “Badgers” have recently been working their side hustle, The Wax Preachers.

All parties have now come together to release a storming old school soul single that pairs ‘Shadows’ with ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ . The former is a moody, up-tempo tune, very much in the Daptone vein while the latter  is a tough, crisp beater  with a catchy hook and sweet brass work . Both channel the currently fashionable organic sound  and both have been mainstays in the band’s live shows for some time when, we’re told, they go down a  storm! Easy to hear why Ms Smith is such an in-demand sessioneer!

The band have  been meaning to get both these songs out there for a while but issues like Covid and vinyl supply issues have built in all kinds of delays. But better late than never – Smith and The Honey Badgers’ ‘Shadows’ with ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ will be good to on all digital platforms from 7th of July 2023, and the band will be celebrating the release with a gig at Hootenanny in Brixton on 14th of July, for Dynamite Disco. And if you like this new-fangled stuff  there’s vinyl in the pipeline too! Learn more @ https://linktr.ee/smithandthehoneybadgers