HONEYMOAN are going to bring the sunshine that epitomises their sound all the way from Cape Town, South Africa on November 17th as they head to Manchester for a night at The Castle Hotel. Tickets are on sale now, available HERE.
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“Now and then, a band comes along and stands out in such a way that it demands your full attention. With their infectious groove and dream-pop elegance, HONEYMOAN might well be that band.” – The Line of Best Fit
HONEYMOAN have received nothing but praise since the release of double A side singles ‘</3 / We’. Despite early uncertainty, after lead singer Alison Rachel swapped South Africa for the Netherlands, the overwhelmingly positive response to their self-titled EP confirmed the project was worth pursuing, regardless of the geographical distance between the members. Soon after, guitarist Skye MacInnes, bassist/producer Josh Berry and drummer Kenan Tatt got straight back into the studio and the cross-continental project began.
The fruits of their labour produced a stunning four track EP, Body. The EP is a collection well-polished and thoroughly danceable tracks, which explore themes of social media, eating disorders and unrequited lust. Yeah, you can have a dance to them, but each track documents honest and personal tales, demonstrating that the band aren’t afraid pour their hearts and opinions into their music.
HONEYMOAN aren’t afraid to lean on their influences either, which is refreshing, as many of their contemporaries tend to hideaway from their musical inspirations. The focus on infectious bass lines and guitar hooks mean some songs wouldn’t feel out of place on a Khruangbin record. Whilst Tame Impala and St. Vincent are other noticeable favourites of the four-piece. When asked about this, the band responded defiantly: “Isn’t that what music is? It’s not possible to make good music without any influences. Don’t believe anyone who says they make completely original music.”
The band are building momentum after some time in the studio, recording EP 2 (set for release early next year on Communion Records) their attention now turns to a debut UK tour. Find out what all the fuss is about yourself when “the greatest band to come out of South Africa for years” arrive in Manchester on Sunday 17th November at The Castle Hotel. Tickets are on sale now, available from HERE.
Upcoming Live Dates:
Sunday 17th November – Manchester The Castle Hotel