Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The ShortListen: Honne (no. 207)

Who? Honne

What’s the story? We first featured this West Country-raised, Bow-based duo back in July 2014 and since then they've done nothing but impress us. Moving from their slow jam, nu-R&B beginnings, they've developed an unmistakable sound whilst also exploring other tempos and styles. That signature slapback vocal sound is present and correct on this new track - the lead song from a new EP due in January - with a jazzy, minimal verse, but it's in the chorus where the song really comes alive, kicking into a glorious soulful hook. This is their most expansive, commercial track to date and if we were a betting title (well, we are, and we won on Benjamin Clementine in the Mercurys), we'd be backing these guys to be on a good few Sound of 2016 polls in the coming weeks.

For fans of: Hall & Oates, Bill Withers, Jack Garratt

In three words: Soulful classy excellence

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

oversands1.jpg

The ShortListen: Over Sands (no. 206)

stormzy1.jpg

The ShortListen: Stormzy (no. 205)

donkeyboy1.jpg

The ShortListen: Donkeyboy (no. 204)

davidbowie1.jpg

The ShortListen: David Bowie (no. 203)

happyhippo1.jpg

The ShortListen: The Happy Hippo Family (no. 202)

schoolofsevenbells2.jpg

The ShortListen: School of Seven Bells (no. 201)

devolution1.jpg

The ShortListen: DEVolution (no. 200)

jeffbuckleyyouandi2.jpg

The ShortListen: Jeff Buckley (no. 199)

killthenoise1.jpg

The ShortListen: Kill The Noise (no. 198)

Comments

More

16 things you (probably) didn't know about Appetite for Destruction

Fascinating facts about the Guns N' Roses classic

05 Dec 2016

The Smiths to release first 'new' single in 21 years

Indie fans rejoice

by Dave Fawbert
01 Dec 2016

JME on Drake, dealing with fans and Donald Trump

"Drake, Skepta and JME might have a hit out, with no beat, that’s just a capella"

by Louise Donovan
01 Dec 2016

How to get noticed according to Kaiser Chiefs

A lesson in defying expectations & keeping things fresh by the Leeds indie rockers

28 Nov 2016

An ode to Popworld: the show which delighted in being badly behaved

Remembering Amstell and Oliver's era of genius

by Dave Fawbert
28 Nov 2016

In defence of Joe Corré's £5m punk burning

Why the great bonfire was actually a great thing to do

by Dave Fawbert
28 Nov 2016

Liam Gallagher has announced the date for his first solo show

Find out when he'll be 'avin it large

by Jamie Carson
28 Nov 2016

How I was finally forced to admit that Bruno Mars is a pop genius

I hated him, now I love him

by Dave Fawbert
24 Nov 2016

Sigma on how to achieve happiness

The drum'n'bass duo share their thoughts on nailing the feel-good formula

by Alex Christian
16 Nov 2016

12 lessons from Leonard Cohen lyrics on the joy and unbearable pain of

To celebrate the great musician's life and career, we take a look back at some of his wisest words

by Tom Fordy
11 Nov 2016