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Once the best-kept musical secrets in and around their native Halifax, the teenage trio are poised to charm their way beyond UK borders courtesy of their debut release for Heavenly Recordings, “Sugar Tastes Like Salt”, an eight-minute burst of spatial-funk that in part recalls both ESG and fellow Northwest pioneers A Certain Ratio.
Spurred on by repeated whispers about “one of the most exciting local bands of recent years” from various respected musical contacts in the north, Heavenly Recordings head-honcho Jeff Barrett caught The Orielles supporting label-mates The Parrots and immediately signed them in the autumn of 2016.
Despite their youth, the band, who met at a house party and bonded over their shared love of US bands from the ‘90s, have found their feet playing live for the last few years around the north of England.
Honey Lung released their debut 'Kind of Alone' EP last year, combining influences from Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine with Yuck and War on Drugs.They received plays and praise from BBC Introducing in Devon, London and BBC Radio 1, and performed a live session for John Kennedy's Xposure Show on Radio X. Huw Stephens has recently tipped them as one of the acts he's excited about for 2017. As their sound has developed, they've gained a new member in 2017. Adding further traction to their formidable live show, that has already seen packed shows at Brighton's Green Door Store, Camden Assembly and a sold out show at The Social.
Since releasing singles ‘Creature’, ‘One and Twenty’ and ‘Eyes’ FUR – Will Murray, Harry Zwaig, Will Tavener and Flynn Whelan have burst into the Brighton DIY scene, infusing indie rock with influences similar to early 60’s music, which prove to be melodic and guitar driven at the best of times.
FUR are well recognised for their ability to work in a poetic style whilst providing love songs that reflect the embodiment of heartbreak in youth culture and music.
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