Founded in 2013 inside a suburban basement of Metro Detroit, Honeybabe was formed by Michael La Bella, Matthew McBrien, Austin Keith, Drew Bartosik and Danny Despard. Primarily playing shows in and around the Detroit area such as The Loving Touch, PJ's Lagerhouse, The Old Miami, and the Majestic Cafe, 2017 saw the bands first tour out east, playing New York, Philadelphia and Providence.
Their vibrant, eclectic sounding groove described in the July 2017 Metro Times article as sun-showered punk with fuzzy, psychedelic rock, sugary vocals, and textured, temperamental songs that are friendly even at their gloomiest.
Inspirations for each member comes from a swelling spectrum of genres and musicians, hence establishing a genre like Psychrockjazzpunk is not just a gag, but an approximate definition.
- Velvet Glum EP (4/2016) Bandcamp