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NEWS: The Family Battenberg crank up the reverb and fuzz with ‘Runny Hunny’

Cardiff power psych rock n rollin’ quartet The Family Battenberg today unleash blistering new song ‘Runny Hunny’. With this one, they’ve plunged head first – hell, why not – into a 60s garage rock wormhole armed with super fuzzbox principles. The band’s third release comes a month after an inspired appearance at FOCUS Wales. Who knew a tea time slot in a 80 cap pub could be so ‘bloody hell, what’s this then’.
The new release is spiky stab at the challenges a life of creative pursuit throws up, financial and career stability a challange.  Recorded by The Family Battenberg at Cardiff’s Music Box rehearsal rooms, it was mixed by producer and lyricist Eliot Jones in the back room of his flat.
A total of four arts degrees were utilised in the creation of this song. Eliot explains:
“Runny Hunny truly is just about having a whinge. Universities do a fantastic job of convincing you that you’ll walk into your dream jobweeks after graduation. ‘LIGHT THE BEACONS, CALL ABBEY ROAD, A 20-SOMETHING POST GRAD HAS JUST COMPLETED A MUSIC PRODUCTION DEGREE’! Being back at your parents house and catching the train to the job centre on a Wednesday morning is quite sobering after you’ve had your photos in your funny hat.”
The band already gained attention from Steve LamacqAmy LaméHuw Stephens, Adam Walton, alongside Amazing Radio playlisting previous releases ‘Fuzzy Features’ and ‘Feed Yer (Nganga)’.
The Family Battenberg are: Ethan Duck, Eliot Jones, Celyn Thomas, Billy Stillman.

Catch them live:

June 9 – The Bunkhouse, Swansea (Supporting Panic Shack)
June 29 – The Globe, Cardiff (Supporting SHLUG)
July 16 – HarbourFest, Bristol
July 22 – Leopalooza, Cornwall
July 23 – NozStock, Herefordshire

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