May 10, 2014

hmv.com reviews... Honours @ The Great Escape
by Tom
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hmv.com reviews... Honours @ The Great Escape

hmv.com is down on the South Coast as the festival season kicks off with Brighton's new band nirvana The Great Escape. This time we're reviewing London anthemic rockers Honours, let's see how they got on...

 

Who?

Honours, London trio with a love of big, anthemic rock songs. 

 

Where?

The Prince Albert @ The Great Escape, the top room of a pub at the top of a very steep hill.

 

Was it full? And how were the crowd?

Initially the crowd looked a bit sparse, but people were craning their necks for a look from outside the door by the end of the second song..

 

So what was the set like?

A bit of a mixture, the band have clearly been schooled on the best that stadium rock has to offer, you can hear bits of The Killers, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, even shards of Coldplay in their material. Most tracks, including new single 'August' and early single 'Ready To Run, really swell with pomp and power, their quieter moments need some work, but that will hopefully come with time. 


Any good between song banter?

Not tonnes, some thank yous and an open invitation to come to their London shows next week, an invitation that definitely extends to all of you as well...

 

What was the highlight of the set?

'Ready To Run', with its huge crescendo and swelling electronics, it was ace. 


Where can I catch them next?

They’ve got two London shows next week, which you can get all the details on here.

 

hmv.com will be at The Great Escape across the weekend of May 8th - 10th, bringing you interviews and reviews. 

You can check out their debut single ‘August’ in our digital store here.

HONOURS - Ready To Run

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