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HONNE – Good Together

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HONNE have unveiled new track ‘Good Together’, taken from their forthcoming, much-anticipated debut album, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ (released July 22nd via Atlantic Records). Latest single ‘Someone That Loves You‘ (with Izzy Bizu) has also been B-Listed at Radio 1, with the track already having surpassed 10 million streams and cracked the top 10 of iTunes’ Electronic chart. Following a breakout festival run and sold-out shows across Europe and the US, an extensive worldwide tour is on sale now (including London’s Roundhouse on October 28th).

The gospel-tinged uplift of ‘Good Together’ celebrates that honeymoon-period in a new relationship – however long it lasts – on an album whose sleepy sexuality often lies just beneath the surface, comfortable in its own skin. HONNE’s universal, positive portraits of twenty-first century romance have quickly won them a broad global audience: both parallel to – and a stark reaction against – the sometimes-brutal modern dating climate (“we were terrible at being single,” the band say now). Released this summer, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ is a record where expressing feelings may not come naturally, but nonetheless strives for real love in the digital age.

HONNE are singer Andy and multi-instrumentalist James, who first bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England; then, the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collections, and a mutual fascination with Japan. During a midnight re-watching of ‘Lost in Translation’, it became apparent that this sense of a partner at a loose end – of wandering through a strange environment, and struggling to convey what you mean – was just as relevant to their lives off-screen. When James found the word ‘Honne’ later on (a Japanese phrase meaning ‘true feelings’), the boys knew it was theirs. The first song HONNE ever finished, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, now titles their stunning forthcoming debut album. And between the millions of stream and sell-out shows since then, the soulful duo have carved out an instantly-identifiable sound all of their own.

HONNE  本音 :: one’s true feelings and desires

HONNE & Izzy Bizu – Someone That Loves You (Video + Joe Goddard Remix)

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HONNE have today announced details of their much-anticipated debut album, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, which will be released on July 22nd via Atlantic Records. A video for new single ‘Someone That Loves You’ (with Izzy Bizu) also premieres today, with the track already having surpassed 2 million streams on Spotify and cracked the top 10 of iTunes’ Electronic chart. Below you can also stream the Joe ‘Hot Chip’ Goddard remix of the track.

Having sold out their recent European and US tour – including London’s Brixton Electric and New York’s Bowery Ballroom – HONNE have already been confirmed for the likes of Glastonbury, Latitude and Ibiza Rocks this summer: further headline live plans will follow shortly.

Cool and confident, ‘Someone That Loves You’ appears second nature to a band like HONNE, whose universal, positive portraits of twenty-first century romance have quickly won them a broad global audience: both parallel to – and a stark reaction against – the sometimes-brutal modern dating climate (“we were terrible at being single,” the band say now). Released this summer, their much-anticipated debut album – ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ – is a record where expressing feelings may not come naturally, but nonetheless strives for real love in the digital age.

HONNE are singer Andy and multi-instrumentalist James, who first bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England; then, the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collections, and a mutual fascination with Japan. During a midnight re-watching of ‘Lost in Translation’, it became apparent that this sense of a partner at a loose end – of wandering through a strange environment, and struggling to convey what you mean – was just as relevant to their lives off-screen. When James found the word ‘Honne’ later on (a Japanese phrase meaning ‘true feelings’), the boys knew it was theirs.

The first song HONNE ever finished, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, now titles their stunning forthcoming debut album. Between the millions of stream and worldwide sell-out shows since then, the soulful duo have carved out an instantly-identifiable sound of their own (and in the shape of Andy, there’s also the sort of figurehead that you would almost dub an anti-frontman). The album track listing is as follows:

1. Warm On A Cold Night
2. Til The Evening
3. Someone That Loves You
4. All In The Value
5. Treat You Right
6. Out Of My Control
7. Coastal Love
8. It Ain’t Wrong Loving You
9. The Night
10. Good Together
11. One At A Time Please
12. FHKD

HONNE & Izzy Bizu – Someone That Loves You

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HONNE and Izzy Bizu have unveiled collaborative new single ‘Someone That Loves You’, which is released now via Atlantic Records. This follows HONNE’s latest track ‘Gone Are The Days’, which was playlisted at Radio 1, saw the band sell-out their US and European headline tour (including London’s Electric Brixton, New York’s Bowery Ballroom and SXSW) as well as surpassing 20 million Spotify streams.

‘Someone That Loves You’ is a simmering cut of electro-soul from two of the brightest emerging talents of 2016. Long-time fans of each other’s work, HONNE and Izzy first met over Twitter (where else?) and soon set to work on a track, say HONNE, “fundamentally about forbidden love, but from both sides of the story.” Driven by the rich, affecting mix of male/female vocals, ‘Someone That Loves You’ is likewise described by Izzy as a song where “where the grass is always greener, and you want what you can’t have.”

Cool and confident, ‘Someone That Loves You’ appears second nature to a band like HONNE, whose universal, positive portraits of twenty-first century romance have quickly won them a broad global audience: both parallel to – and a stark reaction against – the sometimes-brutal modern dating climate (“we were terrible at being single,” the band say now). Singer Andy and multi-instrumentalist James first bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England, then the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collections, and a mutual fascination with Japan. During a midnight re-watching of ‘Lost in Translation’, it became apparent that this sense of a partner at a loose end – of wandering through a strange environment, and struggling to convey what you mean – was just as relevant to their lives off-screen. When James found the word ‘Honne’ later on (a Japanese phrase meaning ‘true feelings’), the boys knew it was theirs.

Between the millions of stream and worldwide sell-out shows since then, HONNE have carved out an instantly-identifiable sound of their own. And in the shape of Andy, there’s also the sort of figurehead that you would almost dub an anti-frontman. Launching ‘Someone That Loves You’ with Izzy Bizu, the band are now putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated debut album, which will be released later this year: a record where expressing feelings may not come naturally, but nonetheless strives for real love in the digital age.

HONNE – 3am

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London-based duo HONNE have unveiled new track ‘3AM’ (via Tatemae Recordings / Atlantic Records), taken from their forthcoming, seven-track extended ‘Gone Are The Days (Shimokita Import)’ EP: originally slated for a Japanese-only release, and comprising alternative edits, remixes and previously unheard material. They recently performed the track for Radio 1’s Piano Sessions, alongside a beautiful cover of Jamie XX’s ‘Loud Places’.

Having sold out a launch show at Oval Space (over 1000 tickets) and surpassed 3 million streams on Spotify, HONNE have also confirmed details of their biggest headline gig to date, with Electric Brixton on sale for March 3. The band then play headline shows across New York, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and West Hollywood, before performing at this year’s SXSW Festival.

Having met on the first day of University, singer Andy and producer James have built an almost hermetically-sealed musical world of HONNE ever since. The pair bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England, and then the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collection. A mutual fascination with Japan bled into their escapist songwriting and imagery, which is in part collected in the forthcoming ‘Gone Are The Days (Shimokita Import)’ EP. Lyrically the songs here cover homesickness, late-night romance, long distance and the limitations of modern city life (versus the transatlantic sounds and cultures you aspire to). Naming the project after the Japanese word for ‘true feelings’, HONNE are already making waves worldwide – see sold out shows spanning Paris, the UK, Berlin and the US – as one of British music’s leading (night) lights.

HONNE – Gone Are The Days (SOHN Remix)

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London-based duo HONNE have unveiled a SOHN remix of new single ‘Gone Are The Days’ (via Tatemae Recordings/Atlantic Records). ‘Gone Are The Days’ is taken from a seven-track extended EP – originally slated for a Japanese-only release – comprising alternative edits, remixes and previously unheard material. The ‘Gone Are The Days (Shimokita Import)’ EP will be available worldwide in beautiful limited edition vinyl, CD and digital download (further details to follow).

This comes off the back of HONNE’s recent single ‘Loves The Jobs You Hate’, which received support across the board at Radio 1 and saw the boys surpass 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Having sold out a launch show at Oval Space (over 1000 tickets), HONNE have also confirmed details of their biggest headline gig to date, with Electric Brixton on sale for March 3.

All stuttering beats and nocturnal electronics, new single ‘Gone Are The Days’ was designed for those who can do better; encouraging someone – say the band – “to move on and find someone who will appreciate you.” Having cemented their reputation with early, electro-R&B slow-jams like ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, the more upbeat soul of ‘Gone Are The Days’ suggests a band poised to be one of 2016’s most exciting debut acts.

Having met on the first day of University, singer Andy and producer James have built an almost hermetically-sealed musical world of HONNE ever since. The pair bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England, and then the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collection. A mutual fascination with Japan bled into their escapist songwriting and imagery, which is in part collected in the forthcoming ‘Gone Are The Days (Shimokita Import)’ EP. Lyrically the songs here cover homesickness, late-night romance, long distance and the limitations of modern city life (versus the transatlantic sounds and cultures you aspire to). Naming the project after the Japanese word for ‘true feelings’, HONNE are already making waves worldwide – see sold out shows spanning Paris, the UK, Berlin and the US – as one of British music’s leading (night) lights.

HONNE – Gone Are The Days

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London-based duo HONNE have unveiled new single ‘Gone Are The Days’ (via Tatemae Recordings/Atlantic Records. This will form part of a seven-track extended EP – originally slated for a Japanese-only release – comprising alternative edits, remixes and previously unheard material. The ‘Gone Are The Days (Shimokita Import)’ EP will be available worldwide in beautiful limited edition vinyl, CD and digital download (further details to follow).

This comes off the back of HONNE’s recent single ‘Loves The Jobs You Hate’, which saw the boys surpass 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Having sold out a launch show at Oval Space (over 1000 tickets), HONNE have also confirmed details of their biggest headline gig to date, with Electric Brixton on sale for March 3.

All stuttering beats and nocturnal electronics, new single ‘Gone Are The Days’ was designed for those who can do better; encouraging someone – say the band – “to move on and find someone who will appreciate you.” Having cemented their reputation with early, electro-R&B slow-jams like ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, the more upbeat soul of ‘Gone Are The Days’ suggests a band poised to be one of 2016’s most exciting debut acts.

Having met on the first day of University, singer Andy and producer James have built an almost hermetically-sealed musical world of HONNE ever since. The pair bonded over their shared upbringing in South-West England, and then the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collection. A mutual fascination with Japan bled into their escapist songwriting and imagery, which is in part collected in the forthcoming ‘Gone Are The Days (Shimokita Import)’ EP. Lyrically the songs here cover homesickness, late-night romance, long distance and the limitations of modern city life (versus the transatlantic sounds and cultures you aspire to). Naming the project after the Japanese word for ‘true feelings’, HONNE are already making waves worldwide – see sold out shows spanning Paris, the UK, Berlin and the US – as one of British music’s leading (night) lights.

HONNE – Over Lover EP

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London based duo HONNE have announced the release of their brand new EP ‘Over Lover.’ Featuring four new tracks the EP is out today via Tatemae Recordings/Atlantic Records.

From the rhythmic upbeat lead single ‘Loves The Jobs You Hate,’ written “about frustrations and limitations of modern life,” to the sultry ‘No Place Like Home’ – a song the pair wrote between London and Tokyo and features the effortless vocals of London newcomer Jones – James says “we feel this EP could be our most interesting and varied set of songs yet. We hope everyone gets as much out of listening to it as we did writing it.”

Earlier this year, the band released their third EP ‘Coastal Love’ via their own imprint Tatemae Recordings to critical acclaim with the title track’s video and the video for second offering ‘Top To Toe’. Previous EP releases include ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ (which reached #1 on Hype Machine and has over 1.6 million plays on Spotify) and ‘All in the Value.’ The latter features seductive song ‘The Night,’ which is currently on over 2 million plays on SoundCloud and 1.5 million views on YouTube.

Furthermore, HONNE have announced their first UK headline tour which will kick off in Leeds on 13 October before wrapping up at London’s Oval Space on 21 October. The tour will round off a great year on the live circuit including sold out London shows at The Laundry and Electrowerkz, a support slot on tour with Kwabs as well as a summer of festival performances at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The Great Escape, Field Day and Latitude.

OCTOBER UK TOUR DATES:
12 October Manchester, Deaf Institute
13 October Leeds, Wardrobe
14 October Glasgow, Stereo
16 October Bristol, Thekla
19 October Nottingham, Bodega
20 October Brighton, Patterns
21 October London, Oval Space

Francesco Yates – Call (Jonas Rathsman Remix)

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After a string of exciting remixes for London Grammar, Tensnake and Duke Dumont, Jonas Rathsman returns with another stunning remake – this time for Canadian sensation Francesco Yates. Following up from his summer release ‘Skepparkrans’ on French Express, Jonas’ remix of ‘Call’ perfectly shapes Francesco’s lush vocal into a deeper and more sultry club affair, making it a dancefloor dream for DJs and fans alike. Out Now on Atlantic Records.

Jonas was recently certified a ‘Future Star’ by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and has spent the summer touring with the likes of Duke Dumont and Disclosure in Ibiza. You can catch Jonas Rathsman on tour in the US this week:

09.25.14: Verboten, New York
09.26.14: Sweet Shop @ Good Life, Boston
09.27.14: Primary, Chicago
09.29.14: TomorrowWorld, Chattahoochee, GA

Kwabs – Pray For Love (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Maya Jane Coles takes on Kwabs’ “Pray For Love”… Out today on Atlantic Records. In case you missed it, check out the official video of the original track, here.