Surf Coast powerhouse Savage Honey release mesmerising love-fuelled debut single, ‘Moonlove’

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Surf Coast powerhouse Savage Honey release mesmerising love-fuelled debut single, ‘Moonlove’

Credit: Jade and Eden Productions
Words by Staff Writer

Sung in duet, 'Moonlove' is a testament to the power of love and the undeniable magic that can be found in music.

From the sun-kissed shores of Victoria’s Surf Coast, Savage Honey has released their debut single, ‘Moonlove’.

A band that seamlessly blends catchy melodies, alt-rock sensibilities, and a heart that beats to the rhythm of blues and rock ‘n’ roll, this five-piece ensemble is a force to be reckoned with, delivering powerful anthems and promising an electrifying live experience that will leave you craving more.

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With a rapidly growing fanbase and an extensive catalogue of original music, Savage Honey recently ventured into the studio to capture their signature sound. The result? Their highly anticipated debut single, ‘Moonlove’.


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Released on 7 July, ‘Moonlove’ sees the local indie rockers enchant listeners with a heartfelt love letter crafted by songwriter Dom Paver. The song captures the universal tale of two souls intertwining, delivered through a mesmerising duet between Dom and lead singer Jake Hunniford, while the band’s drummer, Savannah Higgs, serves as the muse behind the lyrics.

‘Moonlove’ unfolds in a captivating 6/8 time signature, weaving a spellbinding rhythm that delicately sweeps you off your feet from the very first note. Dom and Jake take turns, verse for verse, narrating the transcendent journey of falling headlong into love. Their voices blend effortlessly, adding layers of depth and emotion to the story they paint.

“’Moonlove’ is a song that I feel I didn’t write. It came so naturally to me in a time I was falling in love that I’d almost call it magic,” Dom explains.

“I’ve always felt inspired by ballads or love songs written in 6/8 and to have one produce itself so naturally feels like it was meant to be. It’s a love song and it’s a song I hold close to my heart.

“To me, there is no greater feeling than performing it with the woman I love while hearing a crowd sing the chorus back to us.”

Incredibly intimate, Dom spills his soul in song for all to see, hear and feel. With poetic lyrics that resonate with anyone who has experienced the intoxicating power of love, ‘Moonlove’ is a lifting tale and transcends the boundaries of time and place. It’s a tender exploration of the emotions that surge through our hearts when we find that special someone who becomes our world.

Savage Honey’s ability to capture the essence of love and translate it into melodic beauty is a testament to their songwriting prowess. The track showcases their musical maturity, with each instrument intricately woven together to create a rich sonic tapestry that surrounds the listener in warmth and euphoria.

As ‘Moonlove’ washes over you, you can’t help but be swept away by its enchanting melodies and the raw emotion poured into every note. It’s a song that transcends genres, appealing to indie rock fans and romantics alike.

Check out the retro-inspired video clip below, filmed by Jade and Eden Productions:

SAVAGE HONEY – Moonlove from Jade and Eden Productions on Vimeo.

Drawing inspiration from their coastal surroundings and infusing their music with raw emotion and gritty energy, Savage Honey embodies the spirit of alt-rock with a refreshing twist. Their distinctive sound, characterised by infectious hooks, powerhouse vocals, and an intoxicating rhythm section, will have you hooked from the first chord.

In just their first year on the music scene, Savage Honey has made waves, securing coveted main support slots alongside acclaimed acts like Glass Beams, Majak Door, Rum Jungle, and Beans. Their explosive performances have left audiences in awe, with two particularly unforgettable shows at The Torquay Hotel, packing the room to its maximum capacity of 650 enthusiastic fans. They also rocked the stage at Party In The Paddock in Tasmania, sharing the spotlight with powerhouses like Gang Of Youths, DMA’s, Slowly Slowly, Art vs. Science, and Methyl Ethyl, leaving an indelible mark on the festival.

The band is currently midway through their first Victorian tour, having already performed in Geelong, Hotham and Falls Creek this July. The band will head up a show at the Gasometer in Melbourne this Friday 21 July, before heading to The Station in Jindabyne supporting The Terrys on 26 July. They’re also locked in for another huge hometown show at the Torquay Hotel on 24 November. Tickets and further details can be found here.

So, keep an eye out for Savage Honey as they make their mark on the music scene. With their debut single out, this dynamic band is ready to take the world by storm, already proving their songs are the kind that promises to soak you to the bone and truly leave us longing for more.

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