Hammocks & Honey
Melbourne electronic-pop duo Hammocks & Honey came together in 2009, the meeting of classically-trained-cellist-turned-synth obsessive Prudence Rees-Lee and multi-instrumentalist Alex Nosek, of experimental electronic outfit ii.
Hammocks & Honey's rich, enveloping sound combines baroque chord progressions with hypnotic, pulsating beats, tropical percussion and the purest of pop sensibilities –– all wrapped in a cloud of strawberry-scented smoke. Hammocks & Honey's early demos caught the attention of blogs far and wide: they were the first Australian band to be featured on Altered Zones, who dubbed their sound 'extra beautiful and totally intriguing,' while Rose Quartz included them in their best of 2010 honour roll.
Hammocks & Honey's debut ep, the aptly named Spellbinder, was released in 2010 on gold vinyl through Special Award Records, and is now out on iTunes via Gaga Digi. A mesmerising and sure-footed 20 minutes of ethereal pop, Spellbinder takes in treated island sounds, Balearic pop touches and spacious atmospherics, all of it cohering around Rees-Lee's beautiful, breathy voice. We can't wait to hear what's next.