Despite their fledgling status and minimal setup, Honeyblood's songs are fully formed and perfectly assured. With nothing extraneous, their music is driven through tightly-bound instrumentals and laced with the sheer strength and beauty of Stina's voice. The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks and the kind of effortless charm that've drawn recent comparisons to the likes of Best Coast, Haim and...
On 'Bud', the band's first vinyl release, their no-nonsense bittersweet pop has been captured to tape by Rory Atwell (Palma Violets, Veronica Falls). The rootsy, chanting glee of the A-side is backed with the urgent lo-fi punky charm of addictive B-side, 'Kissing on You'.
Since their formation in early 2012 the duo have supported acts including Palma Violets, Sleigh Bells and Deap Vally, played shows for the likes NME and Vice, as well as festivals everywhere from The Great Escape to their native T in The Park. But they started out with humble DIY beginnings, organising their own guerrilla show at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow to commemorate the release of a raucous two-track cassette entitled, 'Thrift Shop', recorded in their kitchen with one mic. Honeyblood have rapidly ingrained themselves into the bustling Glaswegian scene, fast becoming one of its most talked-about names. "There's lots of bands branching out from the usual genres and just writing excellent tunes," comments Stina, "It's great to feel a part of that." It was at that early show that FatCat first stumbled upon the band and their signing continues the Brighton-based label's strong run of picking up on the best new Scottish talent at a nascent stage. Honeyblood follow on fromThe Twilight Sad, Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and PAWS, all of whom were found from demos or early performances.
Honeyblood's debut self-titled LP was released in July 2014.
Welcome to our new Spotify playlist
We are very proud of our Scottish artists on the FatCat roster, and to celebrate we have created a Spotify playlist of some of the great music from our varied catalogue.
We have featured tracks from C Duncan, The Twilight Sad, Vashti Bunyan, We Were Promised Jet packs, Paws, Honeyblood and Frightened Rabbit.
To stream the playlist click HERE
If you don't already, don't forget to follow us on Spotify HERE as we will now be compiling a variety of playlists on a regular basis.
Listen back to FatCat's Great Escape show on Totally Radio
Relive The Great Escape weekender by heading on over to Totally Radio to listen to our favourite picks.
Honeyblood to support Foo Fighters
Honeyblood have just announced a support slot for long-standing rock act Foo Fighters at their Edinburgh show on June 23rd. The show will be taking place at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.