Taken from their forthcoming ‘Post Modern Motorcade Music EP, out via Big Scary Monsters, big is the new tune from London shoegazers Honey Lung, and the follow up to recent singles ‘Be My Friend’ and ‘Juggle’.
If you like your indie rock with chiming guitars and left field chord changes, but irresistable melodies, at lets face it – who doesn’t, then you’re gonna love Honey Lung and ‘Big’ in particular. With its octave harmony vocals and these little immediately lovable guitar licks, then it’s just about as perfect a song as we’ve heard this month
The video features the band on the road and playing the song or at least a song on stage. Check it out, here
London shoegaze specialists Honey Lung share tenacious new offering ‘Big’ (out 12th May), taken from the band’s forthcoming ‘Post Modern Motorcade Music’ EP, set to drop 29th May via Big Scary Monsters (American Football, Martha, Orchards).
Newly-signed to the cult indie label, the group have already provided a stark indication of their glowing potential with recent singles ‘Be My Friend’ and ‘Juggle’, introducing their newly-refined melodic sound whilst drawing inspiration from acts including Car Seat Headrest, Sparklehouse, Elliot Smith and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Having initially met online via a Gumtree advert posted by enigmatic frontman Jamie Batten, calling for ‘like-minded individuals to help create sonic hell’, the alt-rockers have spent the last two years mastering the live circuit, combining JAWS and Basement tour supports with notable festival slots at the likes of SXSW, New Colossus, Reading & Leeds, Latitude and The Great Escape as their profile continues to soar.
Earning widespread acclaim from key industry gatekeepers (DIY, Clash, Gigwise, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork & Paste) and a seal of approval across the BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music airwaves (Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq), the budding quartet aim to hit the road later this year to celebrate their new record.
Discussing their single release, Batten revealed: “’Big’ was a song I wrote last year when I was up at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was meant as an ode to the time I had there, which felt very isolated and gave me a lot of time to think about my choices and relationships I was facing back then. It’s quite a personal song as it was a confusing time and things weren’t straightforward. I’m usually quite unproductive when I’m going through a tough patch, and find it’s only in retrospect I can write a song about it. I think ‘Big’ is the most important song to me on the EP, it still affects me and is a comfort to me today”.