SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #136 : HONEYBLOOD

Lazy effort from me this week. Relying on all music for the text:-

Glaswegian noise pop duo Honeyblood consists of Stina Tweeddale on guitar and vocals and Cat Myers on drums.

Taking inspiration from dark and cloudy ’90s indie rock luminaries like PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, and Throwing Muses, Tweeddale formed the band in early 2012 with original drummer Shona McVicar. Their gorgeously murky home-recorded two-song demo cassette quickly caught the attention of FatCat Records, which signed Honeyblood in 2013 and issued their first single, Bud, later that year.

The duo’s self-titled album, which was produced by Peter Katis, arrived in July 2014 and delivered a more polished version of Tweeddale and McVicar’s crunch-pop. Shortly after Honeyblood’s release, McVicar left and was replaced by Cat Myers. After touring with the likes of the Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice in 2015, Honeyblood returned to the studio with producer James Dring, who also worked with Jamie T and Gorillaz. The band’s fiery second album, Babes Never Die, arrived in late 2016.

I much prefer the material from the era of the first album, and while the image above is of Stina and Cat, this dates from when Shona was banging the drums:-

mp3 : Honeyblood – Bud

One of my favourite 45s from recent years.

JC

 

 

6 thoughts on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #136 : HONEYBLOOD

  1. I was lucky enough to catch them fairly early on, supporting Courtney Barnett on her first UK tour. Hadn’t really heard of them at that point, but they blew me (and practically everyone else in attendance) away. That first LP is very good indeed.

  2. This was if memory serves me rightly – the first song ever posted on WYCRA. It went downhill from there.

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