Oh Honey I
One of the UK's most obscure but dearly-cherished indie bands The Hit Parade release their twelfth single on 7" vinyl on JSH Records. Oh Honey I... is a new song, a three minute pop lament to 1961 classic British film A Taste of Honey recorded in lo-fi mono and produced by R G Watts. The B-Side History of Art is another new song, an imagined portrait of British novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) in later life. The Hit Parade was formed by three schoolfriends in 1984. They have released six albums and 11 singles since that date and have built a determined following amongst indiepop record fans around the world. Like other Hit Parade 7" vinyl singles, Oh Honey I... has been cut by hand, recorded at home and is sold in a limited edition. It won't be promoted by concerts, interviews or TV appearances but a new Hit Parade LP, entitled Still Julian, is expected in 2018.