The tour will feature HONNE's biggest show to date, with the band headlining at London’s Roundhouse on 28th October 2016.
The tour comes on the back of HONNE's warmly received debut album Warm On A Cold Night, released earlier this summer. The album sees the band exploring what it means to love in a digital age, with the band's romantic approach seemingly appealing to an audience looking for something warmer.
"There’s a lot of women at our shows," says co-songwriter and multi instrumentalist James Hatcher, "and a lot of couples." Frontman Andy Clutterbuck agrees saying, "We get a lot of people coming up to us afterwards telling us that a track has soundtracked their relationship, from meeting online to their first date, and from breakups to having babies."
[Editor Note - not sure why an entire gender automatically indicates romance!]
Hater and Clutterbuck first bonded over their shared upbringing in South West England; then, the more evocative, US West Coast grooves of their record collections, and a mutual fascination with Japan. During a midnight rewatching of Lost in Translation, it became apparent that this sense of a partner at a loose end - of wandering through a strange environment, and struggling to convey what you mean - was just as relevant to their lives off screen. When James found the word ‘Honne’ later on (a Japanese phrase meaning ‘true feelings’), the pair knew it was theirs.
Warm On A Cold Night is out now on Atlantic Records. See tour dates below.
October - 23rd @ Trinity Centre @ Bristol // 25th @ King Tuts, Glasgow // 26th @ Gorilla, Manchester // 27th @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds // 28th @ The Roundhouse, London // 30th @ The Haunt, Brighton // 31st @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
November - 1st @ Institute 2, Birmingham