Sour Honey – Interview
Interview with Harry and Rhys from Sour Honey and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
Harry: A straight up Indie-Rock band from Manchester with influence from Shoe-gaze and 90’s nostalgia
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Rhys: We all met at music college in Manchester. After being in a few other originals bands we ended up playing together more after graduation.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Rhys: We all listen to a lot of music, but we talk about bands like Wolf Alice, Alvvays and Soccer Mommy a lot.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
Rhys: Hopefully do some big festivals – I could see ourselves at something like Green Man Festival. Also, an album at some point would be an absolute dream and they’re so hard to make these days.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Harry: It totally depends, sometimes a writer will take a lead on a tune and bring it to the band, generally by the time the song is finished everyones had an impact on it.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
Harry: We were working with a Manchester promoter Scruff of the Neck on our debut show and debut single launch at one of our favourite Manchester venues YES. But obviously with lockdown it never happened, so we are just biding our time and being patient until we can launch ourselves into gigging again.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
Harry: The bare minimum people should be doing is paying for a streaming service. If you asked most artists they’d all say they don’t love streaming services from a financial point of view, but it does have it’s benefits. More people listen to us because of listening to music online, we’ve built a listenership without having gigged because of it. In times like these consumers of music need as much as they can get.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Harry: Heroin by the Velvet Underground
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Rhys: The tiny room in our house that we have to rehearse in! I feel like we’re so contained in that room, and I can’t wait to hear us at a gig hopefully as soon as possible to let loose.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Rhys: Getting into music college at Manchester has to be up there – none of this would’ve been possible if I never came to this amazing city.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
Harry: We’re just demoing loads, trying to get as much music written as possible, and pushing the new single Snub which got released last week
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
Harry: Snub is out now on all platforms, you can also buy our T-Shirts online at our store www.sourhoneyband.com designed by ourselves!