London trio Honours release their new single ‘Bulletproof’ on October 27th through Killing Moon Records. The song received its official premiere on Scientists Of Sound who described ‘Bulletproof’ as, “An impossible level of perfection [with] adrenaline induced euphoria, blossoming into an infectious array of what all indie-electronic music should epitomise”.
A gargantuan pop anthem from the band – Stephen Hughes, Ed Carlile and Andrew McConkey – ‘Bulletproof’ is a contemporary marriage of intelligent pop, captivating indie aesthetics and unashamed 80s-inspired stadium power.
Hughes’ vocals ring like a topflight Matt Bellamy, while glorious synths rise through emotive reverberations reminiscent of the gigantic moments of The Killers and U2. Their clever alternative mind-set sees Honours tackle deep themes of love and perfectionism through intricately developed dark breaks akin of Hurts at their most emotional, but with the added edge of Depeche Mode at their most dancefloor-friendly.
Bridging a gap between big room pop and intricate indie, Honours happily sit among the hallowed ground of British musical icons, unafraid of making huge pop statements and shooting straight for the jugular.
From their 2013 debut release ‘Ready To Run’ and the critically acclaimed follow up single ‘August’ – also on Killing Moon – Honours introduced themselves as imaginative songwriters with a penchant for a powerful chorus. ‘Bulletproof’ now showcases a heightened sense of maturity and direction that augurs amazing things to come from their debut album.
It’s something that will be demonstrated in the band’s upcoming Music Cube performance at Westfield on October 24th, where Honours share a line up with London Grammar, Emeli Sande and Sam Smith – to name just a few. Following this the band are set to deliver a headline show at The Islington on October 29th.
‘Bulletproof’ acts as a taster for a band that are set to become the next great British staple for 2015.