“nostalgic jangle-pop” DIY
“pop of the highest order” DORK
“completely absorbing and spellbinding” The Line of Best Fit
London jangle-pop crooners Honey Moon stomp into 2019 with new single If I Could Only Dream, teaming up once more with Manchester label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Baywaves, Guest Singer). It’s the first jangly slice of sound the quintet have delivered since last year’s acclaimed Four More From… EP, which drew fans from tastemaker tomes DIY and DORKmagazine to BBC 6 Music and legendary cratedigger Elton John.
Distilling their trademark doo-wop sound to first principles on the new single, Honey Mooncapture snatched moments of 50s/60s jukebox culture. Bright, plucky 50’s sounding guitars, lively baselines and poppy drums carry the song as a confident and direct strut through the ballroom, whilst vocalist Jack Slater Chandler serenades with a commanding quiver.
As Jack posits: “’If I Could Only Dream’ is about change, transition and wishful thinking. It’s about trying to right some wrongs. Sounds quite corny for someone in their mid-twenties but it was written during a cycle of change in my life that needed documenting in some way, and ended up in a sweet ditty. A sunny little pop song – one for the tried and tested mooner.”
The months between the last release and this return have been busy for the lovelorn boys. Support tours with label mates Her’s as well as fellow retro dreamers FUR have kept them on the road, before burying their heads in mixing desks and vintage equipment at The Nave studio in Leeds, with producer Alex Greaves (Working Men’s Club, The Orielles, Heavy Lungs).
The 5-piece will be performing their biggest headline show to date at The Sebright Arms inLondon on April 26th, with an appearance at Are You Listening? festival also in the calendar.
Honey Moon are… on the drums, Glenn Rawcliffe, on the bass and vocals Joey Julliard, on lead guitar and vocals Zach Urch, on keys Daniel Moore and on guitar and lead vocals Jack Slater Chandler.
If I Could Only Dream was produced by Alex Greaves and is out April 25th via Heist or Hit.
24th April – Lending Room, Leeds
26th April – Sebright Arms, London
27th April – Are You Listening? festival, Reading
21st May – London, Oslo*
28th May – Bristol, Crofters Rights*
8th June – Leeds, Wharf Chambers
*w/ Trudy and the Romance