Indie Pop sent from heaven.
Just Like Honey's influences include bands like Slowdive, The House of Love, Ride, The Charlatans, Mazzy Star, Galaxie 500, and Codeine. With influences like these, it’s no wonder JLH’s sound is often called dream pop and/or shoegaze.
JLH is the brainchild of Patrick Le Mar, who knew exactly what he wanted the band to sound like before it even existed. He had the vision, but needed to bring it to fruition. Patrick’s half-brother, Steven, was a given as the drummer. So that meant two down, with two to go. Serendipity entered when Patrick met Bianca at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival. The final member of JLH, the foundation piece, as it were, was added after myriad jam sessions with a host of musicians. Darlene’s misty, wistful, angelic voice, akin to sonic sugar, was just what the doctor ordered.
The dynamics of the band are interesting. According to Patrick, JLH operates on the principles of a “guided democracy,” while the other members maintain it’s more of a “benevolent dictatorship” than anything resembling a democracy, guided or otherwise. Yet they do concede that Patrick has the necessary know-how, so there’s little artistic tension. Still, it’s kind of ironic, since most of the band’s fans consider JLH to be a “female-fronted band” with a definite feminine persona.
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