You wouldn’t have though we could possibly have a second ‘introducing’ piece on the same band, could you? And yet, here we are!
The justification? The Early Morning Satellites aren’t the same band we we spoke to when they were Honey. Yep, they’ve changed their name, but all the signs are they’re developing their sound from something shoegaze-y, maybe a bit Verve-y to the edges of krautrock.
We this as a good thing and are delighted to have them at our next – and last for a long time – gig at the Wee Red Bar on October 27. Initially, it was those early songs that drew us in but a band developing their sound is always welcome and two new (ish) songs have been repackaged with two more from Honey’s Life Tastes Better EP for a new product that’s available from Bandcamp – the Fantasist EP.
We see bags of potential here and their first Edinburgh gig alongside the Last Battle, Plastic Animals and Fuzzystar should have treats galore, not just the likelihood of free CDs (see below!).
Singer/guitarist Nick Donnelly spoke to us as he was getting psyched up for later this month.
So you were once Honey… who the hell are you now?
We’re the same band, but slightly older and far more bitter. We’re called The Early Morning Satellites.
Describe your sound in ten words or less!
Audible creamola foam.
Why the name change?
It’s a far superior name, isn’t it? Plus there are quite a few other groups called Honey out there.
Do you think it’s changed the band at all?
Yes, we’re moving away from our shoegaze/dream pop style music and pushing towards a more krautrock/garage influenced sound.
Tell us about the Fantasist EP!
It’s a collection of the best of our shoegaze songs. We recorded it at Maybank studios and have released it as a download only EP.
Bloggers putting on gigs…… discuss!
We haven’t played a night set up by a blogger before so maybe ask us again after the 27th. Seems like a good idea, a blogger will be more inclined to think about what will make a good night. A lot of promoters hand out slots like they’re dentist appointments these days.
And what does the future hold?
Hopefully an album next year. We’re also looking for a synth/keyboard player too.