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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

Video: HONNE – Coastal Love

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London-based duo Honne have shared the video for their excellent single “Coastal Love”, taken from the pair’s upcoming new EP of the same name, out on May 4th via their own imprint Tatemae Recordings. Pre-order it here. Video directed by Danilo Parra.