HONEY LUNG release epic new track ‘Be My Friend’ & sign to BIG SCARY MONSTERS
London alt-rockers Honey Lung launch scintillating new cut ‘Be My Friend’, the single was released February 12th via Big Scary Monsters (American Football, Martha, Orchards).
Newly-signed to the cult indie label, ‘Be My Friend’ marks the first offering from the band this year as their plans begin to take shape, with a London headliner and several festival appearances already lined up over the coming months.
Having initially met online via a Gumtree advert posted by enigmatic frontman Jamie Batten, calling for ‘like-minded individuals to help create sonic hell’, the shoegazers have spent the last two years mastering the live circuit, combining JAWS and Basement tour supports with notable festival slots at the likes of SXSW, Reading & Leeds, Latitude and The Great Escape as their profile continues to grow.
Earning widespread praise from key industry gatekeepers (DIY, Clash, Gigwise, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork & Paste) and a seal of approval across the BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music airwaves (Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq), the rising quartet are primed to kick-start their next phase with a newly-refined sound, drawing inspiration from acts including Car Seat Headrest, Sparklehouse, Elliot Smith and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Discussing the ideas behind their new single, Batten explained: “Lyrically Be My Friend makes a joke of trying to impress someone you admire. We wanted it to be an ironic song that pokes fun at awkward social situations and the funny ways we act just to be liked or feel accepted”.
Honey Lung is Jamie Batten (vocals/guitar), Harry Chambers (guitar), David Sherry (bass) and Omri Covo (drums)
19th February – The Grace, London
31st July – Truck Festival