Review : Honours – Freedom

Indie newcomers, Honours are a band that could be very well be on the rise in the coming months if their debut single, ‘Freedom’ is any indicator of what the lads from York can do. The track is an unapologetic throwback to a time where guitar bands ruled the charts with the track showing shades of the likes of The Wombats and Kasabian. The approach might not necessarily put guitar music back on the map but I can guarantee that it will find an audience somewhere among an increasingly crowded indie scene.

In spite of ‘Freedom’ being the band’s first single, there already seems to be a remarkable confidence in the band’s sound and identity. This could be owed to the fact that the track has been well produced and mixed. However, it is equally important to consider the track’s style itself. The track hits the ground running as a catchy guitar riff and falsetto vocals set the tone for the track and from there, it doesn’t fail to lose its momentum. Moreover, Jordan Brown’s swaggering vocals give off the presence of a bonafide rock star without having to try too hard for your attention.

It is still too early to say how far Honours can go but once they have brought out a few more singles they could seriously be one to keep an eye out for.

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