Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #10 'Honey' by Swim Deep

The countdown continues - or rather, count up (I am going in reverse order, did I mention that?): with 'Honey' by Swim Deep.  The video says it all - here are skinny lads, painting walls and themselves, day-glo lotharios, one stripped to the waist, as if a shy Red Hot Chili Pepper; one t-shirt is from Nirvana.  It's all cute and teenage, but then there's the honey being licked off the lips of the American pretty girl as if directed by Eddie Powell.  Borrowing the echo chamber from the xx, and posturing more than most, this scrawny band has still managed to generate a very captivating pop song.  Pure pop, in fact.  Honey never looked or sounded better.