Artwork by @mystupidsketchbook
WHO are they?
“Honey Lung is a group of impatient, bored, musicians who want to make some cool sounds. Essentially we started the band out of the want to create some music that excited us, to create our own little world in which we could write whatever we wanted or felt like. An escape you could say.”
“The formation of the band isn’t clear, I guess you could say when Omri Covo (drums) and Jamie Batten (vocals, guitar) started playing together, which would be 2 years ago. But we generally say a year as that’s when Charlie Gardener (guitar) joined the mix.” And then, in December 2016, it was Kerstin Resander’s turn to join Honey Lung as their bass player.
WHAT is the inspiration behind their songs?
“Lyrically our songs are quite stupid, I (Jamie) tend to write lyrics very spontaneously and will get attached to short phrases or words. Because of this I tend to change lyrics around all the time. Each song means something to me, it has a story – but won’t be obvious to other people. It’s a personal thing, it’s about creating your own world, your own little daydream. Musically what inspires is everything we listen to.”
WHERE did they grow up?
“So me (Jamie) and Omri have always lived in London, whereas Charlie grew up in Devon and moved to London for Uni. I find that London is such a weird place, having grown up in the suburbs it can be a very monotonous, continuous drag, but at the same time London has the capacity to surprise you and harbour very small interesting little corners. You have to scratch beneath the surface a little.”
“London’s non stop throughout the day, but as it slowly grinds to a halt throughout the evening it becomes a very thoughtful, introspective inducing place, it can be very beautiful. I guess that’s how you could describe our sound, relentless, driving, exciting but thoughtful, introspective and with emotion.”
“The music scene is coming together nicely, there seems to be a surge of new bands that are now coming together to create the next Art Riot. Band’s such as Little Green Men, Lazy Pilgrims, Lady Pocket, Couples and Inevitable Daydream.”
WHY are they called Honey Lung?
“Because why not!”
WHEN can I see them live?
Catch the band play The Green Door Store in Brighton on January 4th. Event.