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SHARE DEBUT DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLES – “U&I” AND “TUNE IN TUNE OUT” (OUT NOW)
ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE DATES IN THE UK THIS AUTUMN PLUS SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL IN BRISTOL NEXT YEAR
The music of HONESTY emerged unexpectedly, instinctually, almost unconsciously out of weekly gatherings at a studio space called Nave, in the collective’s native Leeds. It’s in this creative cauldron where the core members: GeorgeMitchell, MattPeel, JoshLewis and ImiHolmes worked with a revolving cast of collaborators to survey the unconventional depths of contemporary electronic music, UK bass, garage, shoegaze, ambient and everything in between. This genre-less approach results in songs that mirror the communal bond of passing the aux cord at a party, or diving into a well curated, diverse playlist.
Today they have shared their debut double A-side singles – “U&I” and “TUNE IN TUNE OUT”. Listen/watch below:
The clear sample plays in with this fierce conviction before a slow fade and replacement with the hypnotic percussive cadence. Experimental textures, claps and swirling synth notes join and then the delicate harmonies soar above the complex course. HONESTY deliver such immense orchestrations that cause infatuation, emotion emits from the vocal notes and delicate lyrics but the gritty landscape keeps you fixated on the journey.
Speaking about the track “U&I”, the group shares: “A ruminative thought derived from the disconnection of a strong bond. The only connection remains as non compos mentis. Sleepwalking through relationships, past, present, and future. At the time the lyrics were penned I was reading a book called ‘Why we Sleep’ and researching self-medication.“
Their second track feels more abrasive, capturing darker tonalities and an alteration of the vocal notes amplifies the brooding notions of this ensemble. Equally as addictive as “U&I” whilst proudly showcasing a more diverse range from this expressive ensemble.
On “TUNE IN TUNE OUT”, the band says: “Whilst losing engagement with society, an internal monologue tries best to bring itself back to normality. A stream of consciousness, uncertain whether you have to lose everything to get back to square one. At the time of writing, ego death, Carl Jung and hallucinogens all took a part in this.“
HONESTY have also confirmed some of their first-ever public live performances, which will take place in the UK this autumn. Dates below, stay tuned for more music and shows coming soon.
HONESTY 2023 dates:
21 Oct 2023 – Cardiff, Swn Fest
11 Nov 2023 – Huddersfield, Yours To Keep Festival
23 Nov 2023 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 Nov 2023 – Manchester, Mood Swings at YES
24 Feb 2024 – Bristol, Simple Things Festival