The Bondi-bred upstarts share their thoughts and feelings about their self-titled release
Sun-blessed pop-rockers Wild Honey are only a few days beyond the release of their self-titled debut EP, which made its way into the world officially on Friday, and theMusic.com.au is privileged to share an exclusive track-by-track rundown of the tracks therein today.
Opening cut Eye To Eye may already be familiar to discerning listeners, who may have come across it on triple j Unearthed, where it drew the attention of Richard Kingsmill and Zan Rowe, ultimately gaining spot rotation on the station. The song is just the first taste of a wider release steeped in the scenes and sounds of summer, with frontman Thom Moore explaining:
"A friend of mine had recently taken over a beachside apartment at Tamarama, which had an adjoining purpose-built rehearsal studio. Most weekends that summer we pretty much divided our time between surfing and jamming. There were no grand plans to release the music; but as the summer drew to a close I felt there were enough ideas to have a crack at recording a few songs."
The EP was self-recorded and produced in Moore's Bondi flat, with mixing by Simon Todkill (The Rubens, Cold Chisel, George Maple).
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Wild Honey hit the road again early next year, kicking off 2016 with a show at Newtown's Waywards on Friday 8 January, with further headline dates in Sydney (Beach Road, 20 January) and Ben & Jerry's OpenAir Cinemas Bondi (Saturday 27 February), with a pair of shows alongside Gooch Palms in-between (Cambridge, Newcastle, Saturday 20 February; Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Friday 25 February). For more details, see theGuide or check The Music App.
Have a listen to Eye To Eye, and read all about the stories behind the EP's songs, below.