Indietracks interview #4: Honey Joy

Honey Joy

Honey Joy are five friends from London who play indie/punk reminiscent of The Thermals, who fired Hutch, struck a deal with a witch doctor and raised Poly Styrene from the dead to replace him. Their first ep, ‘Feel Bad’ was released in August 2015 and three months later their second ep ‘Fixed Grins’ saw the light of day. They love Prince (RIP) and may change their name to Crisps, as it trumps any band name ever.

Tell us a bit more about Honey Joy – where you’re from, how you met etc?
Honey Joy began in Beals bedroom a few years back as an excuse to drink tea and eat curry.

How would you describe your sound?
We listen to a lot of Otis Redding and Twisted.

You’ve released a couple of EPs on cassette previously – do you have an album or any other releases coming up soon?
We’ve got a couple of recordings floating around that hopefully will see the light of day soon. The long term plan is to get some new songs written and try and get back into the studio. Maybe an LP? maybe another EP? Maybe both?

Indietracks is set at a steam railway, which is pretty unique! Please tell us about any other unusual venues you’ve played in the past, if any?
We played Roll for the soul once. Its a bike shop with a bar/cafe. Highly recommend a visit.

Is there anyone in particular you’re looking forward to at Indietracks?
Trust Fund and Two White Cranes always manage to get my old-before-its-time booty shaking and Witching Waves will send that booty into overdrive, but I’m most excited to check out some new music and hang out with friends.

Tell us a bit more about what we can expect from your set?