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 announce second album 'Babes Never Die'
Honeyblood return with new single 'Ready For The Magic', announce second album 'Babes Never Die' & autumn tour dates.
Honeyblood - Stina Tweeddale & Cat Myers - are back with their second album 'Babes Never Die', out November 4th. They announced with lead track 'Ready For the Magic' & autumn tour dates.
25 - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
26 - Glasgow, Hug and Pint (SOLD OUT)
28 - Sheffield, Bungalow & Bears (FREE ENTRY)
29 - Brighton, Patterns
30 - Guildford, Boilerroom
4 - London, Shacklewell Arms (SOLD OUT)
5 - Leicester, The Cookie
6 - Edinburgh, Electric Circus
1 - London, Scala
Fatcat Youtube video update
We have just updated the FatCat YouTube channel playlists with new videos we have found. Here are some of the best.
C Duncan does a great interview in Liverpool Sound City, where
he talks about his Mercury Music Prize nomination and his up-coming second
album. You can watch it here.
C Duncan plays a few songs live at Sound City Liverpool. You can check it out here.
Big Deal do a brilliant live session in which they play Swapping Split from their album June Gloom. You can watch it here.
Honeyblood play their song Bud live from BBC Music at the Quay in Glasgow. Watch it here.
Stina Tweeddale from Honeyblood does a great interview where she talks about the bands lyrics and inspirations on the band. You can watch it here.
TRAAMS play their songs, Low, Flowers and Klaus live at Screensaver in London. Check it out here.
TRAAMS does an excellent interview and talk about memories of the formation of the band and their favorite albums. Watch it here.
PAWS does a brilliant live session for The Skinny in which they play An Honest Romance. You can watch It here.