Honours unveil video for new single ‘Bulletproof’, released October 27th‏

October 7, 2014




London indie pop trio Honours have unveiled the video for ‘Bulletproof’, the new single due October 27th through Killing Moon. The video was premiered at Clash who hailed it as, “spectacular”,  saying, “rising London indie types Honours have an epic sound [and are] aiming towards the stars.”


Directed by David O’Neill, the video sees Honours frontman Stephen Hughes painted by portrait artist Johan Andersson, and belting out an emotive and fragile selection of vocal lines against a colourful world of animation. The stop-motion effects, facial paints and twisting, pulsating coloured shapes make this a modern-day homage to Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’ – emphasising Honours’ big room trajectory into stadium sounds and forthcoming stardom.

Speaking of the video Hughes says, “We had a loose idea of what we wanted but no idea how to make it. We wanted something fun and colourful and as a band we are obsessed with ‘Sledgehammer’, so after we saw the artwork we thought let’s try a stop motion idea. Working with David O’Neill and Blink Inc was fantastic, and we quickly realised that what we were shooting for was a massive visual effort. The level of detail over the frames per second is crazy. For us the video reflects both the affection and playfulness of the track.”

A gargantuan pop anthem, ‘Bulletproof’ is a contemporary marriage of intelligent pop, captivating indie aesthetics and unashamed 80s inspiration seeing Honours happily sitting among the hallowed ground of British musical icons, unafraid of making huge pop statements and shooting straight for the jugular.

Honours won the Amazing Radio ‘Audition’ listener voted poll, which has shot ‘Bulletproof’ straight into the station’s playlist, and now the trio are set to completely take over the airwaves. The band have already picked up support from the likes of Gary Crowley at BBC London, and championed in BBC Introducing, while gaining multiple plays from Janice Long at Radio 2, who called it, “A real anthem, it’s very, very immediate!” ‘Bulletproof’ is the perfect taster for a band that is set to become the next great British staple for 2015.

It’s something that will be demonstrated in the band’s upcoming Music Cube performance at Westfield on October 24th, where Honours share a line up with London Grammar, Emeli Sande and Sam Smith – to name just a few. Following this the band are set to deliver a headline show at The Islington on October 29th.

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