It’s that time again, when our man on the ground Desh Kapur Editor/Photographer All Music Magazine UK/Europe spotlights a bands or artists he thinks are going to have a big 2022 ; bands and artists we think you should check out to stay ahead of the curve
Here comes Honey Moon, the South London-based trio have brewed a stomping and rich feel-good sound, steaming with a captivating melodies and harmonies, infused with infectious guitar licks, which create a buoyant landing pad for singer and guitarist Jack Slater Chandler’s saccharine voice.
Throughout 2021, Honey Moon’s streaming figures (which sit comfortably in the millions) have continued to increase at a rapid rate, as they’ve amplified the appetite for more new music and live appearances. In turn, the band have spent the past two years crafting a collection of music that will eventually form part of their long-awaited debut album.
The band have won scores of praise from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Clash, Dork, Wonderland, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing and Apple Music 1, as well as support from pop juggernaut Sir Elton John, Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe. They’ve graced the cover of Spotify’s Hot New Bands playlist and have made triumphant appearances at Glastonbury, Truck Festival and Sŵn Festival too.
So we decided it was time to have a little chat with the band, to see where they came from, what they have been up to and what their plans for the future are.
What is the story behind your name?
Jack: We were trying to think of something sweet and romantic to match the music. The stuff we were writing sounded smooth and rich, so Honey made sense, and I liked the idea of gazing up at a Moon made out of Honey, like a trippy children’s book. Then I realised the two words together already worked in a romantic sense and job done!
What first got you into music? or Who inspired you to make music?
Joey: Ned Schneebly
How did you all meet?
Jack: Zach and me met at University, then Joey rolled in off the street one night.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Joey: Mediocre at best
What is your creative process like?
Joey: Wrestling with an alligator
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Jack: Harry Nilsson, just to make it happen
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Jack: Love each other
What is the most useless talent you have?
Joey: When I click my fingers, all the nearby dogs inflate with helium and float away
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Joey: All the hits…
The shower of love
Another second, minute or shower
It’s raining water
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Joey: Meeting my coworkers by the kettle to tremble with the ecstasy of having an office job
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Jack: We’ve got a big headline show at The Lexington on 26th February and then we’re off on our very own tour in April!
What is your favourite song to perform?
Jack: All 52 of the scene change interludes from Friends
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Jack: Ned Schneebly, Dewey Cox, Zack Mooneyham
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Joey: Sharting on the underground
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Joey: Let’s rock let’s rock today
What’s next for you?
26/02/2022 – The Lexington, London (tickets)
15/04/2022 – Night & Day, Manchester
20/04/2022 – Jacaranda, Liverpool
21/04/2022 – Oporto, Leeds
22/04/2022 – The Lanes, Bristol
23/04/2022 – Green Door Store, Brighton
24/04/2022 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
26/04/2022 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
27/04/2022 – Broadcast, Glasgow
28/04/2022 – Head Of Steam, Newcastle
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.