Live! HONNE @ Electric Brixton, Brixton 3/3/16
By Benjamin Irons
London based "electronic-soul" duo HONNE returned to the capital for their homecoming show last night in Town Hall Parade at Electric Brixton, which was arguably their biggest sell-out show since their forming in late 2014.
The pair opened the show with ''Warm On a Cold Night'', which provoked a warm ambience inside the crowded venue but set a rather joyous tone for the rest of the evenings set. ''Loves The Jobs You Hate'' provided an air of funk and soul, lifting the comfortable milieu inside the venue to a beat worth moving to, which lead nicely onto the succeeding classy, crowd-pleasing performance of ''Top to Toe''.
The warming glow from the venue's light-show then drew a pleasant parallel with the measured performances of ''The Night'', ''Didn't I'', and ''No Place Like Home''; the latter seeing the duo accompanied by special guest and female, indie singer-songwriter, Jones. The same went for - also - female, British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu who lent her vocals to ''Someone That Loves You''.
''Gone Are The Days'' needed no introduction; the song led brilliantly by the high-spirited, sold-out crowd, offering the evening the sort of spectacle a show like this deserved. Fittingly, the encore was concluded with personal favourite ''All In The Value'', rounding off a perfect demonstration of modern-day musicianship. One thing is for sure, if HONNE continue to exhibit performances similar to the likes of last nights, there's no doubt whatsoever that they'll be making a well-earned breakthrough into the flourishing electronic scene.