HONNE are soulful electronic duo Andy (on vocals) and James (on production), whose atmospheric West Coast influences find their slightly less evocative source in the South-West of England (specifically, Somerset and Wiltshire). They met at university, forming a close bond befitting the first new person each other had spoken to. Slowly they set about developing their sound and production skills, between part-time jobs teaching music in schools.
Together they create a distinct night-time, sultry sound. Warm, sensual, smooth, electronic music inspired by classic soul and complex synths. Retro-tinged soul, Andy’s vocals provide a smooth sensual seductive tone to the ever so slick electro-RnB funk-pop productions.
The name Honne and Tatemae (HONNE’s label) are Japanese words that describe the contrast between a person’s true feelings and desires and the behavior and opinions one displays in public and this theme is reflected in the music of HONNE.
Following two sold out gigs in London, they have announced details of their new 4-track EP, Coastal Love, which will be released on May 4th via the band’s own label Tatemae Records. Written and produced by the London duo, Coastal Love tells the story of a long distance relationship where the narrator longs to be with his love, who is based on the US East Coast. It also features guest vocals from NY-based, Wilsen on the chorus.
HONNE commented, “We can’t wait to get these next four tracks out there. We hope everyone enjoys them as much as we’ve enjoyed working on them. We also hope that one or two of the tracks show another dimension to HONNE that might not have been present in previous releases.”
This EP follows their past 2 releases; ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ ‘All in the Value.’
(Tatemae – May 4th)
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