Miss June - Sarah Klang - Gabi Hartmann - Grace Acladna - Deanna Petcoff

New Zealand's Miss June have shared some spirited rock with bags of hooks, I am tempted to suggest it's literal garage rock, check the video to see where I'm coming from on that.

'New Day Coming' by Sarah Klang is a melodic and catchy piece, her vocals are beautiful and the subtle Americana hints add even more.

Gabi Hartmann has shared 'Always Seem To Get Things Wrong' a charming ballad where both the Parisian's vocals and refined musical arrangement exude a sentimental and timeless feeling.

We have already featured Grace Acladna twice this year and her new song 'Apnea' is another imaginative and simply addictive track, her vocals sweeping above a cleverly constructed soundtrack, this is hard to ignore.

Deanna Petcoff also makes her third appearance on Beehive Candy, this time with 'Stage Light' a robust indie rocker that mixes melodic hooks with some simmering energy.

Miss June - Best Girl.

The latest export from New Zealand is coming to us by way of Auckland band Miss June. Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.

The band share their newest single “Best Girl” which Liddel notes, “is an anthem for anyone who has been misled from birth, into battle for a spot that doesn’t exist.”

Miss June have also announced their signing to NYC’s Frenchkiss Records and on June 10th the label will release a double a-side 7” consisting of today’s single "Best Girl" and the previously released and equally brilliant “Twitch.”

The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage. Next month will see them bring this party to UK and US for shows in London, New York City and Los Angeles.

Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.


Sarah Klang - New Day Coming.

Sarah Klang is a 26 year old singer songwriter who hails from Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg.  Since 2016 she has been releasing what she describes as pop songs laced with country and Americana influences, her Swedish Grammy winning debut album went to number 1 in Sweden.

Whilst working as a waitress she made the decision to start writing her own songs, using her love and the long history of classic love songs as her starting point. Using her heart meltingly beautiful yet grandiose voice she has managed to write the kind of songs that have charmed Scandinavian and European audiences alike.

With a batch of self penned songs that showcased a dreamy melancholy and an unbelievable stage presence she created a vintage soundscape that has wowed audiences alike in underground clubs, three sold out nights at Stockholm’s Södra Teatern, a sell-out Scandinavian tour, a sold out Gothenburg Concert Hall and an arena tour with First Aid Kit.

This spring has seen two single releases, "Call Me" and "Endless Sadness", with a third addition - "New Day Coming" - out now on all streaming platforms!


Gabi Hartmann - Always Seem To Get Things Wrong.

Always Seem To Get Things Wrong", a classic ballad, is the first single by Parisian singer Gabi Hartmann, produced and written by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jesse Harris (with new French lyrics by Gabi) and recorded in Rio de Janeiro with legendary Brazilian musicians Dadi (Marisa Monte, Jorge Ben, Novos Baianos) and Marcelo Costa (Caetano Velsoso, Tribalistas). Harris is known for his work with Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux, Petra Haden, and many others.

Key lyric quotes: "I thought that I would kiss your lips, but the sky went dark and the moon eclipsed, and what I missed is all that I can see." And in french: "Bien avant que tu vois le monde, bien avant cette chanson, il y en a eu des gens blessés comme moi."

Shot in New York City with director Charles Billot (originally from Paris), the video is inspired by foreign films, with subtitles during the English lyrics and English ones during the French. Gabi pines alone in an empty apartment and wanders the downtown streets in an overcoat like a female Jean Paul Belmondo.

Gabi is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Paris, France, whose influences range from Brazilian and African music to Jazz. She studied Philosophy and Politics in Paris and then moved to Rio de Janeiro where she fell in love with Brazilian music, learned to speak Portuguese fluently and performed in local bars. After two years there she moved to London to study ethnomusicology, leading her on musical journeys in South Africa, Guinea and Portugal.

After returning to Paris to study jazz, meanwhile teaching philosophy classes, Gabi became a member of many international music groups, including Triozelas and Orchestra Ewa. Most recently she appears as singer and co-composer of several songs on the debut album by Portuguese/Brazilian collective, Rua das Pretas, and is at work recording her first solo EP in Rio and New York with producer Jesse Harris, featuring her original material, as well as new French versions of his songs.


Grace Acladna - Apnea.

Hounslow, London based producer + singer Grace Acladna is sharing new single 'Apnea' - which arrives now alongside her new EP 'Phonophobia' - both out today via Hometown Records.

Fusing inspiration from a variety of different sounds and genres including nu-house, soca, electronica and dub - both new single 'Apnea', and the EP from which it's been lifted, represents Grace taking risks, showing a side to her which has often been hidden - and follows a recent appearance with slowthai on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge.

'"Phonophobia' is about having the guts to be vulnerable," Grace explains. "Most of the time I’m quiet and reserved, other times I’m loud and obnoxious. Some of these songs are scary for me to share because they show a side of me that I don’t often portray to the outside world…I get embarrassed of those louder, more extreme parts of myself, but from experience, it’s always those parts that people love and appreciate the most."

New single, 'Apnea' is a tantalising examination of female sexual pleasure - written to a backdrop of delicate piano, and atmospheric electronics. Speaking a little more on the track, Grace said: "I think that female sexual pleasure in heterosexual relationships can often take a back seat. The song is seductive but the heart of it is about taking the lead in how one wants to experience sexual pleasure."

Carefully developing her vibrant experimental pop sound since her last release - ’Phonophobia’ - out now via Hometown Records, takes the listener on a journey through the universal themes of love, loss and longing. From the euphoria of the first encounter; the genesis of desire and yearning, the heartbreak of rejection, to the dark abyss of loneliness, sensuously revealed above techno-house-pop rhythms.

New EP 'Phonophobia' is just the start of Grace Acladna's journey. With another body of work already written and recorded - and plenty more on its way - by her own admission, Grace is working harder than she's ever worked before. Based on 'Phonophobia' - the fruits of her labour are already showing.


Deanna Petcoff - Stage Lights.

The word that jumps to mind when hearing Deanna Petcoff’s music for the first time is yearning. Although yearning is a verb, not an adjective, it is the closest thing that can describe the hold her music takes on the listener.

The warmth and texture of her sweeping vocals intertwined with the almost playful blueness of her lyrics fills the listener with a sense of intense longing, and reveals to us a worldview that is full of pain at the loss of love, and full of hope for something more beautiful.

Petcoff grew up worshipping the music of David Bowie, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, and Patti Smith. These musicians, among many others, inspired her to first pick up a guitar and start to play. This fire grew and was fostered by the women at Girl’s Rock Camp Toronto, which she first attended in 2011. It was there she began her musical career, being paired with many mentors and starting her first band, Pins & Needles, a four-piece based in Toronto.

She continued to play with them for 5 years, across Canada, and co-wrote two albums with the group. For Petcoff, this band spanned her high school years and was a chance to grow, play, and experiment, finding her voice among others in the city. In January 2018, Pins & Needles disbanded, leading to the beginning of Petcoff’s solo career, and the creation of her first single, Terribly True, followed shortly by her second single Stress and next up, Stage Lights.