HONNE are a British Electronic-Soul duo formed in 2014 in Bow, London, consisting of James (Producer) and Andy (Singer/Producer) who both write, record and produce the music. The band released their first two EPs, 'Warm On A Cold Night' and 'All In The Value', on Super Recordings in 2014. In 2015 they released their third EP, 'Coastal Love', on their own imprint Tatemae Recordings.
2014: Early Career and first EPs
Andy and James met while at university and started making music together under the name of HONNE – a Japanese word (本音) meaning 'true feelings' - in late 2014. HONNE's musical style has been described as "futuristic soul destined to re-invent babymaking music" by The Telegraph. The band released their debut single 'Warm On A Cold Night' in September 2014 via Super Recordings, the label that launched AlunaGeorge and Bondax. They followed up with their second EP 'All In The Value', also released on Super Recordings, in November 2014, and made their live debut at the Sebright Arms on the same day.
2015: Coastal Love EP and live performances
HONNE started 2015 with a sold out show at Electrowerkz in London in February before announcing the release of their EP 'Coastal Love' on their own imprint Tatemae Recordings. Following the release of their 'Coastal Love' EP on 1 May, the band played a sold out headline gig at The Laundry in London on 13 May and performed on the BBC Introducing stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich. Over the past few months, the band have performed at various festivals in the UK and across Europe, including The Great Escape Festival 2015, Field Day, Calvi on the Rocks, Latitude and supported Kwabs on his UK and European tour.
2016: Gone are the Days (Shimokita Import)
Released early in 2016, this album by HONNE features Gone are the Days from their Coastal Love EP as well as 6 new tracks, including a remix of the title song.
Naomi Scarlett - Backing Vocalist
Duayne Sanford (DS DrummerBoi) - Drummer
Amadu Koroma - Bassist
Johnny Silveira - FOH Engineer