Artist info


Rock, Pop

band members

Jon Marco (rhythm guitar), Tony Marshall (lead guitar), Tom McCarthy-Jones (bass guitar), Marcus Warnecke (drums)


‘Roy Orbison meets the Sex Pistols’ - or so they’ve been told - The Honey Pies combine the unassuming simplicity of post-war pop with the brasher sounds of the modern day, creating music at once nostalgic and revelatory. Pre-post-rock, if you will. In three years they’ve released three albums, each receiving airplay nationally, supported Tim Rogers, Deerhoof, The Jezabels, Leader Cheetah and Ball Park Music, played the Adelaide Big Day Out and had music featured on TV’s ‘Offspring’ and ‘Please Like Me’. Their latest album ‘Coconuts’ was mixed by Neil Thomason (My Disco, Wagons, Crayon Fields) and mastered by Fred Kavorkian (Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, The National), and is their finest work yet. '****...there's something a little bit vintage about your sound with the harmonies and classic songwriting' Zan Rowe, Triple J 'ALBUM OF THE YEAR [...] surefire instant classics’ Spoz, ‘...unadulterated pop goodness [...] liable to give you diabetes’ Noah Sanders, ‘BEST POP ALBUM OF 2010 [...] Radio-friendly, rockin' and occasionally raunchy’ Luke, Play/Pause/Play 'As a modernist, I appreciate their modernity.' Tim Rogers, renowned modernist ‘...Jon Marco's output has hinted at the makings of one of Adelaide's - or even Australia's - better pop songwriters’ Walter Marsh, dB Magazine ‘...such screams of adulation are normally only reserved for international acts [...] people don’t just like The Honey Pies, they love them’ Adam, ‘...these guys rocked out with an energy that'd rival The Vines’ Dom Alessio, Triple J 'The melodies are sweet, verging on timeless...’ FasterLouder, ‘...the kind of album that would effortlessly charm your parents and deflower you on the sofa the minute they left the house’ Matt,

Unearthed in 2012

Big Day Out

30 Oct 2011


The Honey Pies

The Honey Pies

Congratulations to our 2012 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Dune Rats, Underlights, The Growl, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and The Honey Pies!



Reviewed by Lewis Hobba Lewis Hobba

18 Feb 2013

Triple J

Much more fun that reading 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' - this is a cracker.

Much more fun that reading 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' - this is a cracker.