EXCLUSIVE: Wild Honey Take Us Track-By-Track Through Their Debut EP

24 November 2015 | 1:16 pm | Staff Writer

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.

Eye to Eye

The first song on the EP is a bit of a Peter Pan anthem. A friend of mine was dating a nice enough girl, but as it turned out she had a fairly different vision of where their relationship and he was headed. She maintained a pretty impressive Facebook version of their relationship but it fell through eventually when he bailed and ran off with another girl who was a little more cruisy...


This song, I was writing a mantra of sorts. Spend less time on the laptop or phone, and more time out there experiencing the real world. I guess everyone has their doubts of whether it’s worth even trying to achieve something, or put themselves out there in general. I wanted to write a song that encouraged people to just get out there and have a shot at it. I feel like I’m always finding all kinds of distractions, to help me avoid looking at the bigger picture and going for what I really want.

This Time

Straight-up love song. She knows what it’s about and how I wrote it. Gotta keep some things special.

Coming Home 

Though it’s the last song on the EP it’s actually the first Wild Honey song I wrote. Last summer I was lucky enough to spend a week or so up at Halse Lodge in Noosa. It’s set on the edge of the national park which contains a few epic point break waves which fire during cyclone swells. It was also the final stop in a drive which saw me and a buddy drive from Perth down to Albany and Esperance, across the Nullabor to Cactus, and up to New England, across to Byron Bay and all the way up to Noosa. It was an amazing trip and I felt like I had to celebrate it in a song.