Saturday, 5 June 2021

White Tundra - Honningfella (7 Inch Single Review)

 

Release Date: June 11th 2021. Record Label: All Good Clean Records. Format: DD

Honningfella - Tracklisting

Honningfella - 5:12

One More Place - 6:07

Review

White Tundra are a Norwegian Stoner Rock Band influenced by the likes of Uncle Acid, Orange Goblin, Clutch and Monster Magnet. Well that’s what the PR Sheet stated that came along with the promo that I received for the 7inch single for Honningfella. There is a word of truth to that statement after listening to both Honningfella and One More Place. There is a grizzled psychedelic and knowing streetwise attitude to White Tundra that throws me back to the good old early days of Monster Magnet.

Honningfella is 5 mins plus of Heavy Stoner Metal guitars with a slight Psych Rock twinge. The music is quite intense and angry from the start. The sleazy 70s Hard Rock vibe is fully evident when the guitar solos come out to play. Throw in 90s Stoner Metal (Orange Goblin) attitude and White Tundra offer a real blast of top-notch Stoner Rock/Metal nostalgia whilst remaining firmly modern at the same time. The song has cool heavy Psychedelic Fuzz Rock guitar solos that ultimately steals the show for myself as it also sees the band drift into Progressive Stoner Metal territory.

One More Place offers a similar vibe to Honningfella but feels more focused and the band offer a more reserved style of Classic Hard Rock and Blues Rock with the Stoner Metal guitars keeping things firmly buoyant and highly enjoyable. The vocals are top-notch and I like the grizzled and pissed-off nature used for this song. 

Honningfella is a superb 2nd release from White Tundra and I enjoyed it even more than their debut EP from last year. The band are helped on this release by a Desert/Stoner Rock legend. Recorded in Trondheim, mixed and mastered by Niklas K√§llgren of Truckfighters and Enigma Experience fame. So if that doesn’t give you the impulse to check this great band out then nothing will.

I hope there is more to come from White Tundra in the future. Another EP or full length album. Until then, Honningfella is an excellent releases from the band and hopefully allows the band to gain more exposure within the Stoner Rock community.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to White Tundra and Viral Propaganda PR for the promo.

Honningfella will be available to buy on DD/Vinyl via All Good Clean Records from June 11th 2021.

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