INTERVIEW \\ Three minutes with electronic-pop duo Bad Honey

12th February 2019
Bad Honey are a London duo that know the effect of harmonies, memorable melodies and soulful chords on a live audience. They’ve been backed by BBC Introducing, BBC 6music and Worldwide FM, supporting the likes of Little Simz and GoGo Penguin. There’s a good chance you’ve heard them on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist; they’ve been included in several curations across Europe. 
 
Following their 2018 EP ‘Better In Time’ is their next single ‘Weak When You’re Near’, which will land just in time for Love Supreme at the Roundhouse. Bad Honey will be opening the Supreme Standards stage on Saturday 13 April.Get tickets here
 
We took a few minutes with core members Lydia and Teresa to get familiar with one of the city’s most talked about rising acts. 

\\ How did you both connect creatively? How did you meet? 
We were in the same year at music university studying piano and vocal performance, but we only started this project after we graduated. We started thinking of ways to make money as newly graduated poor musicians in London, and begun rehearsing a jazz standard function duo, but then thanks to a friend of ours who encouraged us (Mei, who plays bass with us) we started writing our own music and it quickly became a very different project. It was nice the way it developed, and firstly we were LVNA, which then became Bad Honey. 
 
\\ Tell us about your new single, ‘Weak When Your Near’? 
It’s coming out on the 6 March and we are really excited for it to be out. Since we started this project in 2015 our sound has always changed slightly for each release, and we feel this single is a little more pop – there have been amazing pop albums last year (Ariana Grande and Rosalía) which have been an influence on our latest songwriting. There are still lots of jazzy and soulful elements but it definitely feels like it’s taking a different path with this single. The song is about having fears and expectations in a relationship, but at the same time letting that go and surrendering to the power that one person can have on you. We haven’t written a lot of love songs before so that’s also kind of new for us.

 

Discover the full line-up for Love Supreme at the Roundhouse

 
\\ What’s been your favourite live moment to date?
We played at St Mary’s Music Hall last November, opening for Deva Mahal who is an amazing soul singer. This was in a church so it felt super intimate and everyone in the audience was so attentive, it was magical. Then we got to watch Deva Mahal, who has an incredible band and they played for almost two hours.. She really promotes the idea of spreading love which seemed to bring everyone in the crowd together – we were standing next to a couple who just spent most of the time furiously making out so it clearly worked for them too! – that felt like a really special gig.
 
\\ Tell us about the set you’ll be performing at Roundhouse this year. 
We’ll play some songs from our 2018 EP, our new single and also new unreleased material! It will be a duo set with the drum machine and some synths. We are really excited to be on the line up this year amongst so many amazing talents!
 
 
Follow Bad Honey on Instagram @badhoneymusic
 

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