EP Review: Honey Lung – Kind Of Alone

Honey Lung

The London-based trio Honey Lung are set to release their debut EP ‘Kind Of Alone’ at the end of this month. So far, indie fans have got a new single called ‘End Of Time’ to sink their teeth into, which is a scorchingly explosive four and a half minutes. Honey Lung have already captured the interest of the likes of Radio X and BBC Introducing with their new single, so the pending five-track EP is sure to catapult the band to new heights. Fortunately, we have ‘Kind Of Alone’ already blasting through the speakers, so we can let you know what the London lads have got in store:

Perfect V –

The first track from ‘Kind Of Alone’ is a suitable statement to capture what Honey Lung is all about. There is a definite 90’s grunge feel laced throughout ‘Perfect V’ but also a contemporary twist, indeed it is like the amalgamation of The Smashing Pumpkins and Yuck.

Dirt –

‘Dirt’ begins with a slight feedback and comes in with Jamie Batten, Charlie Gardner (Bass) and Omri Covo (Drums) making a heck of a noise. The song’s talking point is perhaps the contrast between the refined verses and the explosive choruses, a contrast which proves to be engaging. The chorus is also another strongpoint, and the addition of a second harmonizing guitar line in the final chorus sounds great.

Something –

‘Something’ arrived earlier this year as a single. It starts with a large roomy sounding drum kit, which is opposed by shimmering reverberated guitar, subtle bass and falsetto vocals. This song is an ode to the musicianship of the trio, they let the music do the talking.

End Of Time –

Produced by Michael Smith (Wolf Alice, Kid Wave), this track is both infectious and high octane. A refreshing aspect of this song is the emphasis on the music as opposed to the sporadic vocals; something which is not heard enough in my opinion. The main opening riff is contagious, and it is supported by an equally rewarding chorus. What’s also striking is the nirvana-esque guitar tone and occasional feedback that Jamie Batten (lead guitar, vocals) achieves – now that’s what I’m talking about!

Real Reason –

A more reflective song on the EP, ‘Real Reason’ features some beautiful guitar lines by Jamie Batten at the start, with the whole band becoming more involved by the end.

Live dates:

10/15 – London – The Victoria

10/18 – London – The Social

10/21 – Northampton – The Roadmender

10/22 – Brighton – Sticky Mike

‘Kind Of Alone’ will be released 28th October.

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