EP Release: Honey Moon
Release date: 25 September 2015
Label: Living End Projects
More info: Band website
Introducing London’s own Honey Moon, slacker-pop from four guys who croon, bop, jangle and sway with their lilting hooks and psychedelic swirls. On this debut EP – released in the wake of a swell of blog hype and national radio support from the likes of 6 Music and Radio 1 - the four-piece deliver hazy guitar pop reminiscent of Avi Buffalo, or something that Matt Mondanile might conjure with Real Estate or Ducktails.
Released on September 25th, the record was self-produced and mastered at Metropolis studios in West London. Opening with the purposeful ‘Ellie’, it sets a tone of melancholy and nostalgia, and is very much the love-lorn introduction, punctuated as it is by its closing, hypnotic, guitar motifs. Elsewhere, tracks like ‘Tripping (On the Thought of You)’ and ‘I Saw You In A Dream’ embrace the lost art of vocal harmonies, with the former calling to mind those early Peace cuts - like Harry Koisser’s love letter to a teenage muse - and the latter forming a delicate story, closing the EP in romantic fashion as the electronic organ rumbles on.
Contemporary musical signposts colour the EP, but the band still leave their own distinctly Honey Moon trail of breadcrumbs along the way. Vivid, exploratory, imaginative and clever, theirs is an unmistakably British take on a style that romances both lo-fi and indie-pop, ultimately marrying the two in unbridled harmony. These are four tracks to really get lost in.
Press reaction to date
- “Honey Moon is a new London outfit, stepping onto the scene with an easeful, lazy-day glow that mixes Real Estate’s gorgeous aesthetic with something more identifiably British.” - DIY Magazine
- “They prove they’ve got much to offer – appropriating Mac Demarco’s knack for blessed-out lo-fi rather well indeed.” – NME Magazine