After breaking through with their brilliant debut single 'Old Mate Bill' earlier this year, emerging Australian outfit Sunday Honey are back at it once again with their stunning new offering 'seven five zero'.
Capturing more of that warm and breezy psych-rock energy they are cultivating for themselves, 'seven five zero' makes for a wonderfully embracing listen. Filled with sweet and shimmering textures, a vibrant atmosphere, and killer hooks throughout, they are continuing their rise as one of the more captivating names doing the rounds right now.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has inspired them most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Elliott first fell in love with the keyboard, Fox first fell in love with drums, Maxi first fell in love with guitar and CJ also fell in love with guitar.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
Maxi loved listening to KISS, Elliott Loved a bit of the MJ, Fox loved queens of the stone age, CJ loved Nirvana. But we all collectively loved the wiggles.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Elliott had Michael Jackson's 'Bad’ album, Maxi’s was Green Day's 'American Idiot’, Fox had Black Eyed Peas ‘Monkey Business’, and CJ’s was Oasis ‘Definitely Maybe’.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Fox wished that he wrote ‘Mind your manners’ – Chitty Bang, Maxi wished he could’ve written ‘Enter Sandman’ – Metallica, Elliott wished he wrote ‘Darude Sandstorm’, and CJ wished he wrote ‘Thrift Shop’ – Mackelmore.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
We like to try our very best to be honest with each other when it comes to lyrics. If we don’t like something we just tell eachother. And we try our best to write all the songs together.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Max – Pantera, Fox – Jungle, Elliott – Rage Against the Machine, CJ – Rolling Stones.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
We all agree that we would want to open for Paul McCartney.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The crowd enjoying our music and the interaction we have with people. Getting to meet others and make new friends. Also enjoy people just appreciating our craft.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Getting writer’s block, writing a song and realising it sounds like something but not being able to pinpoint what song.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Take everyone’s opinion with a grain of salt and just enjoy the process.
Sunday Honey's new single 'seven five zero' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.