Ever since going to my first gig more than 45 years ago live music still excites me. Especially the chance to see bands and singers that I have never heard of before. Festivals are perhaps the best at providing that opportunity, but so are the small gigs put on by tireless local promoters. My adopted city of York has a thriving music scene with an amazing diversity of acts and I was lucky to catch one of those bands at the Crescent in York last week. I am talking about Honours, a powerful and soulful four piece rock band who have just released their single “Freedom” via SoundCloud. Click on the link attached to the song title to hear it.
It has a funky guitar vibe with a great “ooh ooh” hook. The vocals have a hard edge that compares with some of the best British rock singers over the years. This is underpinned by a rhythm section that really controls the beat and really understands what rhythm means. I think that their rock lineage can be traced back to the Small Faces and all the way to Oasis and beyond. The song was recorded at the Nave in Leeds. This is a band that is oozing with potential and I am really looking forward to seeing them play live again and to hear more stuff from them. Jordan, Daniel, Struan and Tom, this is a top tune! Check Honours out, give “Freedom” a listen now, you know it makes sense!