Honey Lung_FI

Honey Lung
“Something”

Honey Lung_FI

Let us ask you something – is there anything more intense than the men’s Olympic table tennis event in Rio right now? We highly doubt it. Sure, we got as much into women’s Rugby Sevens (we pity the fool that fucks with that pack) and men’s group gymnastics as much as the next guy – not much has changed, it seems, in the last four years, and it still gives us as much joy to shriek “TEAM GEEEE BEEEEEEEEE” intermittently and frequently to the point that our girlfriend has become completely numb to our ever-changing pitched form of expression (fine. Make a euphemism out of that. See if we fucking care) – but the sheer anxst derived from watching two men that you’re pretty sure you’ve spent indirect pub-time with in the last five years is almost excruciating. Tell you what though, it’s almost on a par with the intensity of playing Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo for the first time in a real long time. Our concentration could not possibly be broken upon doing just that as part of the Power Up installation at the London Science Museum this weekend, which in a rather fantastic way makes you lose your adult self for a good two hours in a room brim full of literally every computer games console that you could possibly pretend to have owned at one point or another. We mean, Jakwob was also there and tried to talk to us. But he did that during a particular ass-kicking session that we were dealing out unto The Finn (we were Toad, of course, and she was Yoshi. All the rookies go for Yoshi the first time. Until they realise the power of the Toad), so sadly we couldn’t look at his face but we did manage to hold down a decent 3-4 minute conversation whilst we cruised to victory on the Mushroom Cup. So, there’s a great deal of nostalgia fluttering around our person right now, and so we suppose now is a really good time to get involved with new-ish London trio Honey Lung who arrive surfing a rather elaborate wave labelled shoegaze in form of their new single Something. Props to Ryp Records for releasing this, and indeed lobbying our PR’able ass in order to give effect to this write up. There are props galore being flung hither and thither at this lot. There’s Radio X and BBC Introducing props. There’s production props, as we find our current Track Of The Day served up via the studio talents of one Michael Smith, who has done some things with Wolf Alice, Kid Wave and Anteros (the latter of which we genuinely keep mistaking as the singer from Chvrches). There’s musical influences props, including (and this is lifted right from the press release) My Bloody Valentine, Yuck and War On Drugs – however, we will always synonymise that chorus-effected guitar tone with more Breakfast Club era guitar bands like Simple Minds, The Cure and The Cult. Lotsa props. Get into it.


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