Thursday, August 18, 2022

Honey Motel & Cartoons

Uncut gems of the current Liverpool music scene, young indie rock band Honey Motel will release their latest single, ‘Cartoons’ on 18th July, through Bread & Butter Records. 

‘Cartoons’ talks about the machine of life. That psychological cog that we all become apart of at some point in our lives. A cog that chews us up and spits us out. A cog that’s always turning and turning, day by day, week by week, month by month. ‘Cartoons’ resembles the effort to avoid that machine. To keep ahold of the youth, the fearlessness, the curiosity, the innocence that some lose as they grow older, but all seem to harness in their younger years. To “keep yourself alive” is to embody that youthful spirit until your time is up, until the curtain draws and the book is closed. To “keep yourself alive” is to not die before death has come, to not fade into the everlasting white noise of existence. To “keep yourself alive” is to dance your way out of this place…whilst smiling of course.
to me is about freeing yourself from the bullshit of life. To stop worrying about things that don’t matter and to just do what makes you happy,” said band member Sam Meredit.

You can order the single here and check out he video here at RAMzine.

Previously, they released ‘Milk & Honey‘ as a single. The land of milk and honey is a term used to describe a place filled with hope and opportunity. A place where all dreams come true and all of your endeavours pay off handsomely. Although nobody really knows what this place is, or where it is, it is a place all individuals depict differently within their own heads, which is the beauty and mystique of the term.

The track tells a story of how people’s hopes and aspirations stay alive on the prospect of ‘Milk & Honey‘. The prospect of that better place, the prospect of helping others when you get there and allowing them to get there too. It describes how confused most of us are when we ponder life’s questions, also how lost we are when we cannot answer them and turn to simpler more digestible distractions.

The latest track is the third single to surface as part of their new record deal with Bread & Butter Records. The band releasing ‘Weekends‘ back in July of 2021.

The band hit the ground running getting local and national airplay, and were one of the select few bands to feature on XS Manchester radio’s Ones to Watch.  

“Infectious melodies and euphoric choruses, accompanied by lyrics filled with power, angst and uncertainty. All delivered with authentic Mersey charm,” is what we’re promised if you’ve not previously heard one of their independent releases.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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