Moonlight EP ♡ out now!

I have waited over two years to be able to say that my EP is out now! 

I hope you enjoy in the sunlight, in the moonlight; alone, or with others.

 

 

This has been such a long time coming. Thank you for encouraging me.

See you for the next one.

Love forever,
h.g.

P.s. be sure to pick up a handmade CD if you want a physical copy! Head over to bandcamp for more information.

 

valentines day is upon us… 

however a lot has happened this month already! we went into the studio and recorded the upcoming Moonlight EP in just two days! There will be four tracks:

Heaven, California
Bleed, Honey
Honeydew
Angel, Honey

There is of course a ‘honey‘ theme to this EP, both in concept and in production; smooth, layered vocals and vintage guitar work courtesy of Ruben. You can check out the recording process on my Instagram story highlightsI am really excited to share this EP, and the first single, Heaven, California.

About the making of the Moonlight EP 

The Moonlight EP has been over a year in the making. Ruben and I met through his brilliant girlfriend, Jasleen, who ran a music blog , thnksfrthrvw that covered my old music and she was an ardent supporter of the tracks. She kindly arranged to put on a gig for me in Canterbury, where they were living at the time. Ruben and I met at the gig, and a few months later in summer 2016 Ruben sent me a message offering to provide some guitar work to my new demos. I happily sent him two: honeydew, and angel, honey. The recordings he sent  back to me blew my mind. He had captured a beauty hidden in the rough demos so artistically, the music was equal parts earthy and transcendent. The songs were formed of two equal voices; the guitar and the vocals, neither one taking starring role over the other. We worked then throughout the rest of 2016 and throughout 2017 on perfecting the demos of about seven songs, four of which have formed the Moonlight EP, and performing live for the first time at Always the Sun Festival. Throughout 2017 I met so many wonderful people, both “offline” and online, who had so much kindness and support towards what we were doing that by the end of the year I felt overflowing with love and confidence in my music in a way I have never experienced. (If you are one of those people and  you are reading this – thank you so much.) We decided towards the tail end of the year that it was time to commit the recordings to tape, as it were, and do them justice in the studio rather than our home demos. We went into the studio in the first two weekends in February, and the songs were created. And the rest is rust and stardust.

Stay tuned on release information on social media: 

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The EP was recorded and mixed at Resident Studios, London, and engineered by Caradog Jones – I’d like to thank Caradog and the Resident team for making the experience truly wonderful! My first time in a studio ever! So I was a little nervous, but I had no reason to be! And of course, thank you as ever to Ruben for making these tracks really come to life.

all my love, 
h.g.

Scorpio season ♡

Hey angel,

I hope Scorpio season is treating you well. the peak of this transformative, inward-focused energy is around us today in the new moon in Scorpio… (as well as of course the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus…) it felt as good a time as any to honour my obsessive side and indulge in music a little as I love to do.

 

 

this demo, Moonlight, reminds me of the music I used to make, pre-Honey Gentry. I hope you enjoy the vibes of this little preview!

In other news… 

✨ Since Tumblr is the only platform that I regularly share music on but has no analytics/tracking, I had to manually add up all the streams of my uploads (!) and calculated it to be over 58,000!

You can download a little collection/EP of my 2017 covers for free, including some of my favourite tracks by Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and Lana del Rey.

✨ Visitors to my bandcamp page continue to arrive via the Reddit and Lanaboards threads and mentions/recommendations made by incredibly kind friends. I’d just like to thank those of you again who share my music and recommend my songs, it means the world to me and lifts my thoughts during dreary grey office days. It is a true honour.

I think that’s all for now, don’t forget to join me on social media if you haven’t already:

Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr

all my love,

h.g.

 

Dreams EP ♡ Free Download

I collected some covers that I recorded at home throughout 2017 into this little Dreams EP. the cover art is a shot of the ocean I took in Malibu.

Tracklist:

13 Beaches (Lana Del Rey)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)

Download for free on Bandcamp. I hope you enjoy!

Take me to Heaven…

I have just returned from, yes, California! my dream really did come true. to say I am in love is an understatement… we went to Malibu, Venice Beach, Las Vegas, Ojai, Hollywood, Silver Lake… it feels like we were there for months!

I thought I would share some footage from our recent slot at Always the Sun Festival. many thanks to Jasleen for recording the video and huge thank you to Lark Recordings for hosting us on the Bohemia stage for our first gig!

 

As ever, visit bandcamp to download this track and more!

September Update

Hello my friends! how are you? I hope you have had a wonderful summer, and welcome to Virgo season!

this summer has been a strange, dreamy one, straddling those lines between reality and fantasy most of the time… I’ve been getting back in touch w a side of myself that I had almost hidden entirely from sight. dark side of the moon.

this morning we played our set at Always the Sun festival in the Bohemia tent. so grateful to everyone who stopped by to listen, thank you!21430363_10155665315090912_1684668573301394279_n.jpg

this time next week I will be in California! I guess if you sing about something often enough it might just come true… my love and I will be splitting our time between LA and Las Vegas – my dream trip – and when I come back I hope to bring heaps of inspiration home with me.

 

 

it’s been a strange year for me in my personal life, with lots of changes that haven’t started to feel real yet, but when I’m home after my trip I hope to refocus my mind on our upcoming EP… lots of aspects are in place for it, we have all our rough sketches done.

I spent some time working on a new little cover, “Heart of Gold”, one of my favourite songs.

 

more exciting news comes in the form of an upcoming feature, I lent my vocals to a truly gorgeous song late in August and will be sharing that with you soon!

In the meantime I hope you have been keeping well. sending all my love and thoughts to everyone affected by Irma at this time, all of those still rebuilding after Harvey, and all of those whose rebuilding hasn’t yet begun…

See you in the autumn!

All my love,
h.g.