Today the indie duo Hunybees released their brand new single I Keep Falling In Love. Charlie Preston (vocals) and Louis Bailey (drums) who are from Hertfordshire are also set to release and EP very soon as well, so it is a fantastic time to get to know the band, I caught up with the duo to find out all about music, live shows and doing stand up routines…
Hello Hunybees tell us three unknown facts about yourself?
Charlie: We met as kids in a theatre group who were doing jungle book. I was mowgli and Lou was Raan the kite (he didn’t know that was a character in it either)
Louis: I’m named after louis Theroux
Charlie: I’m not named after anyone in particular
How did you get into music?
Louis: My dad got a drum kit for his 40th which he never touched so I just started playing that and was looking to start a band a few years later
Who do you find your inspirations?
Charlie: We both take massive inspiration from live shows and gigs that we go to see. We try and get that feeling across That we feel in the audience to our listeners
Tell us all about your new single I Keep Falling In Love?
It’s about immediately thinking you’re in love, despite that being quite far from reality.
How long did it take to write the song?
It’s a song we’ve been working on for a while but something didn’t quite fit until a rehearsal we had back in summer. We stripped back what it previously had been and just had fun with it.
Where does the inspiration for the song come from?
We used a range of inspirations in terms of music in each part. The bass is slightly bluesy, the vocals have sorta punky element and the backing is campy, tongue and cheek musical theatre.
Tell us about how you have been making music in lockdown?
We’ve done most of our “proper” work through lockdown. It’s really given us time to focus on how we want to move forward and present ourselves as a band.
What is the most challenging thing when it comes to producing a record?
I guess Trying to stay detached to a certain extent so you are looking at the record as a whole. Making sure everything fits together well.
You have an Ep coming soon as well, what can you tell our readers about that?
It’s where we’ve wanted our music to be for a while. It’s fun, campy, ironic and very us.
Also let’s talk tour – will there be live shows coming this year?
30th July we’ll be heading to The Grace in London. It’s gonna be massive.
What have you missed most about the stage?
Louis: I miss doing stand up routines while Charlie tunes his guitar.
What is one of your favourite songs to perform live?
What are the toughest songs to perform live and why?
Lazy Love Song, as people love it but we hate it (slightly joking).
Our site also is about improv – in a music sense, what have been some of your favorite improvised melodies that you have created and been able to use in songs and why?
Charlie: We don’t improv melodies hugely as I write the majority of stuff at home with a guitar. But during our live shows, when they go badly or not tightly to plan we will often improvise our way out of the issue by dancing or Lou has been known to do flawless strip teases.
What are your plans for the rest of 2021?
Get this EP out and we’re hoping to confirm more and more live shows. That’s gonna be our main focus.
And finally why should people check out your music?
Because finally our dads will be proud of us.