With songs custom-built to make mirrorball-lit dancefloors swing, Honey Moon‘s music is a magical portal to the past.
The London jangle-pop crooners took us on a retro jaunt with 2018’s dreamy collection of ditties ‘Four More From…’ and they continue that mighty fine form with latest cut ‘Magic’, which woozily unfurls in a fug of swoon-worthy nostalgia.
On the back of their recent slice of twinkling doo-wop, we caught up with the classic-sounding five-piece to talk influences, live highlights and music recommendations.
How would you describe Honey Moon to a stranger?
“Hey! You there! You like music that jingle jangles? You like a love song? Try Honey Moon.”
Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?
“Between us, I’d say all the big hitters from the old days (The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Scott Walker, The Everly Brothers etc). They’ve pretty much defined the style of music we tend to naturally veer towards when we put our heads together.”
What was the best gig you’ve played so far?
“Probably Glastonbury Festival. That probably tops the bill. Our show at Sebright Arms back in April probably takes silver medal.”
You’re based in London – what’s your local music scene like?
“We live in South East which has seen so much great art come out of it over the last few years and there’s no sign of that stopping. Generally though, I think it’s becoming more and more difficult for art to flourish in a city that’s constantly being squeezed for every last drop of potential financial gain. We’ll see!”
Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?
“Black Midi, John Myrtle and Alan Power.”
And finally, what does 2019 hold for Honey Moon?
“We’ve got some new music coming out real soon which we’re really excited about. Aside from that, a bunch of shows and a whole load of writing and recording. Who knows what’s in store?”