By hmcclure | October 27th, 2011
Some bands try to overcomplicate things. Thank goodness these guys don’t. Slow Down Honey concentrate on producing music that makes people happy, music that is best seen live. They do this exceptionally well.
Hailing from the sleepy beachside town of Umina, about an hour north of Sydney, the four-piece has been playing together since they were teens. Honing their talents at local parties and pubs, they have developed into a band known for their up-beat vibe and party-friendly tunes.
Seeing them live recently was an absolute treat. I love watching a band play that love nothing better than performing together, and this is Slow Down Honey to a T.
Their recently released EP, In the Red, is a short but sweet affair, containing five tracks dripping with summery, funk-laden goodness. “One I Know” has been drifting around the Internet for some time now, and is one of those songs you just can’t help pushing repeat on — and not just once. Serrated guitars and compressed vocals flail over the top of grooves Jamiroquai or Whitest Boy Alive would be proud of. The break-down, complete with wailing guitar solo completes this delightful indie-pop anthem. The fast-paced, poppy tempo is maintained through the remainder of the EP, with “You Let the Whole World Down” just edging it as best of the rest.
With In the Red arriving just in time for the Australian summer, the guys have embarked on an East Coast tour, with more material hopefully arriving soon. Slow Down Honey’s music is far from simple, but it’s simply awesome nonetheless. This is a wonderful band.