Long-time friends Andy and James (they don’t disclose surnames) are bringing a little romance to East London dance floors as Honne, a duo inspired by classic soul and complex synths. Signed by Super Recordings, the label that launched AlunaGeorge and Bondax, Honne are being upheld as the sound of the new even before their debut single has been officially released.

Drake and Frank Ocean are obvious comparisons to Honne’s lo-fi, synth-heavy soul, but Andy’s voice has the unfinished edges of Bon Iver or James Blake, rather than the crooner smoothness of Bill Withers or D’Angelo. Warm on a Cold Night is a cinematic piece of songwriting that builds from sparse snare drum beats to an infectious, grooving chorus with soaring synths. Demo track All in the Value features a guitar solo worthy of Guns N’ Roses, giving a bizarre, but welcome, late-Eighties feel

Song lyric 3 AM 3 AM HONNE
Song lyric 3am 3AM HONNE
Song lyric All In The Value ALL IN THE VALUE HONNE
Song lyric Church Rave In Miami CHURCH RAVE IN MIAMI HONNE
Song lyric Coastal Love COASTAL LOVE HONNE
Song lyric Day 1 ◑ DAY 1 ◑ HONNE
Song lyric Feels So Good ◑ FEELS SO GOOD ◑ HONNE
Song lyric Gone Are The Days GONE ARE THE DAYS HONNE
Song lyric Good Together GOOD TOGETHER HONNE
Song lyric I Can Give You Heaven I CAN GIVE YOU HEAVEN HONNE
Song lyric It Ain't Wrong Loving You IT AIN'T WRONG LOVING YOU HONNE
Song lyric Location Unknown ◐ LOCATION UNKNOWN ◐ HONNE
Song lyric Loves the Jobs You Hate LOVES THE JOBS YOU HATE HONNE
Song lyric Me & You ◑ ME & YOU ◑ HONNE
Song lyric No Place Like Home NO PLACE LIKE HOME HONNE
Song lyric Someone That Loves You SOMEONE THAT LOVES YOU HONNE
Song lyric Til The Evening TIL THE EVENING HONNE
Song lyric Warm On A Cold Night WARM ON A COLD NIGHT HONNE
Song lyric Woman WOMAN HONNE