Honey From a Knife,” the lead- off track from The Cult’s critically-acclaimed new studio album Choice of Weapon, hits radio this week. The song, rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, has been singled out in numerous media reviews for its raw energy, sexual rhythms, Duffy’s knife-edge guitars and Astbury’s impassioned vocals, all woven around the song’s mesmerizing chorus, “We got the drugs, the drugs in here.” Click here to hear the track.
As one reviewer put it, “‘Honey From a Knife’ is pure rock and roll, as catchy as it is shocking.”
“Honey From a Knife” will also be available as a ringtone via all carriers in the U.S beginning Tuesday, June 26.
Choice of Weapon, released May 22, has received stellar press reviews, the consensus being that it is The Cult’s best album in years. The UK’s Mojo gave it a Five Star review, Entertainment Weekly tagged it with an A-, Magnet said it was “as epic and compelling as nearly anything in The Cult’s catalogue,” The UK’s Q magazine called it “brilliant,” the Phoenix New Times wrote “everything clicks,” and MSN stated simply that it was “their best album in 20 years.”
The Cult’s recent live performances also created a stir with the Hollywood Reporter who observed the band live in New York as having “returned with a vengeance,” and referring to Astbury as “a menacing tyrant of cool.” The band – Ian Astbury/vocals, Billy Duffy/guitars, Chris Wyse/bass, John Tempesta/drums – completed its initial assault on the U.S.A. at the Los Angeles Palladium this past Saturday with alt/rockers Against Me! in support. The Cult heads to Europe later this week for a three-week tour of headlining dates and festivals where the band will share stages with Patti Smith, Garbage, Wolf Mother, and Jack White, among others.