1. Little Toy Gun
2. Give Yourself To Me
3. Bouncing Ball
4. Thursday Night
HoneyHoney is an odd band. They don’t do what all the other bands do. And that is refreshing. This up and coming band recently released their debut EP “Loose Boots” and it is well worth spending a few $$ on. Here are my humble thoughts:
Little Toy Gun
Have you ever tried something new to eat when you went out for lunch or dinner and at first you thought it tasted kinda strange, but the 2nd time you tried it, you only wanted more? Little Toy Gun gives me that same feeling. The almost oriental-ish influences and mystical, soulful vocals are all part of this alternative song. It sounds like a big collection of all kinds of music, but in fact it’s a pretty solid, and even catchy tune that has very creative instrumentals and surprises in many aspects.
Give Yourself To Me
Give Yourself To Me is an up-tempo, alternative pop/rock song with an ‘old feel’, with a touch of americana in it. Imagine KT Tunstall fronting old school Fleetwood Mac, but then sped up. But that’s not entirely fair, it’s just an indication. HoneyHoney shows energy and passion in this song that has the ability to stick in your head for a long time.
The first time I listened to Bouncing Ball, I remember I thought it has a really soothing, relaxing sound, but that it kinda sounded like several other songs out there today. And even though that may be so, that there are similar songs out there, that doesn’t take away from the quality of this particular song. The vocals are really strong and when I paid some more attention to the lyrics I felt that they deserve a lot of extra credit.
The soulful, and sweet melody (think 50s music) and the bold lyrics have an interesting contrast. I like how this is a song that sounds like it comes from a couple of decades ago, but still sounds current. Who needs Amy Winehouse if they can listen to HoneyHoney?
A subtle piano-fed, multi-layered song that has a great build-up. There’s a bit of a jazzy feel throughout the song, but it doesn’t go too far. The song does exactly the right amount of venturing into one direction or another to not be pinned down into one genre, and yet it doesn’t come off too eclectic.
HoneyHoney’s debut EP “Loose Boots” has a nice contrast between the catchy, energetic first two tracks, and the mellower, soulfuller 2nd half of the disc. HoneyHoney shows they have the guts to try something different and do what they feel like doing. They make music they can stand behind, and that speaks for them. “Loose Boots” is a nice collection of rough gems but if you want a real HoneyHoney experience I urge you to see them perform live, as you get to hear this band in their full glory.