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.
Honeyblood UK Tour
Posted on Fri, 21st April, 2017
21 Beat Generator Live, Dundee
22 Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
24 The Crescent, York
26 Sub 89, Reading
27 Bedford Esquires, Bedford
28 Hit The North Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne
29 Live at Leeds, Leeds
30 Handmade Festival, Leicester
02 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
03 The Haunt, Brighton
04 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
06 Museum Of Wigan Life, Wigan
26 Various Manchester Venues, Manchester
27 Various Bristol Venues, Bristol
28 Various Nottingham Venues, Nottingham
Jun 16 Koko, London
Jul 21 Deershed Festival, Thirsk
New video 'Walking at Midnight' coming soon!
New Honeyblood Track On Noisey
Posted on Fri, 23rd September, 2016
Breathe Panel to play at Southsea Fest
Posted on Fri, 9th September, 2016
The event takes place on Saturday 1st of October in the seaside town of Southsea, and showcases some of the best up and coming bands from around the UK.
For more information and tickets head over to southseafest.com