Honeydive anyone ?

02 Apr

honeydiveI was listening to “These Boots Are Made For Walking ” cover by the Athenian trio, Honeydive.
Its a live recording drom 1994, which thanks to the Urban Aspirines blog it found its way to my ears.

Honeydive was a Greek grunge indie band, formed in 1992 by singer/guitar player Giorgos Latimer, bassist Panos Tomaras
and drummer Panos Papastergiou.

By the same year they were the opening act for Last Drive and Deus Ex Machina as well as for
the Dead Moon, in Athens.
kick-inside-honeydiveDue to their many gigs, they attracred a large number of fans and on February 1993 they recorded
their first 7″ single, titled “Kick Inside/Closer to Me” which was released during April of the same year.

Soon after the release, Honeydive supported the english band Ride at Rodon Club -Athens and during October
they started recording their debut LP, “Frail“.

frail-honeydiveThe album received great reviews and soon the band became one of the greatest hopes in the
Greek underground scene.

In 1994 they opened again for Dead Moon and went on a string of gigs at Kefalonia island,
Thessaloniki, Patras and other Greek cities.

In December 1994, they released a 12″ EP titled “Ultraviolet“.

ultraviolet-honeydiveThe band split a little later and Tomaras joined the desert rock band Earthbound , in 1998, which was formed by members
of the bands Last Drive, Rockin’ Bones and Engine-V.


Posted by on April 2, 2009 in New Wave / Dark Wave



2 responses to “Honeydive anyone ?

  1. tapesgoneloose

    April 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Man, did I love this band! I won’t bother you with my Honeydive stories, but thanks for giving me the idea of writing it down & posting it :). As for ‘Boots,’ a studio version appeared in one of the The Thing compilations (the same cd contains Purple Overdose’s ‘Sail On Your Wings’ which only found its way into their “official” discography a decade later, when the ‘Painting The Air’ LP was released). Say the word, & I’ll send it over. There’s also a little story relating this song to another singer from another band, but I’ll keep this to myself.

  2. panole8riambos

    April 7, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Glad to make you happy.
    Honeydive was a great band.
    Any gift is welcome 🙂


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