Honeyblood - Honeyblood
Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood announce the release of their eponymous, debut LP.
Recorded at legendary producer Peter Katis' Tarquin Studios (The National, Interpol) in just tenåÊdays last November, 'Honeyblood' is an accomplished and delightfully fierce record. "Peter was theåÊperfect match for us," singer/guitarist Stina Tweeddale said of the recording. "He perfectly managedåÊto capture our live performance in the studio." From the urgent guitar and dive-bomb drums ofåÊopener 'Fall Forever', the album twists through the gutsy punk of 'Killer Bangs', to reveal discordantåÊanthems like 'Super Rat'. It has pared down alt pop gems in the likes of 'Biro' and 'No Spare Key',åÊbut also more country/folk influenced moments like, '(I'd Rather Be) Anywhere But Here', 'BraidåÊBurn Valley' and 'Bud'.
The band started from humble DIY beginnings, organising their own guerrilla show at The OldåÊHairdressers in Glasgow to commemorate the release of a raucous two-track cassette entitled,åÊ'Thrift Shop'. Honeyblood quickly ingrained themselves into the bustling Glaswegian scene, faståÊbecoming one of its most talked-about names and going on to play festivals everywhere from TheåÊGreat Escape to their native T In The Park. But with their full-length debut ready to go, big nameåÊsupports, and world tours locked, 2014 certainly looks to be the year with Honeyblood's nameåÊwritten all over it.
"There are a tonne of wicked reference points to get excited about ‰ÛÒ a vague hint of The Vaselines,åÊnice touch of Velvets two-chord simplicity and even bit of Moz (solo, circa 'Viva Hate') chucked in foråÊgood measure in the melody" NME
"Sounding like something from a California dream." The Fader
‰ÛÏAchieves special merit points, not just for its irresistibly perky two-minute popsmarts but foråÊproductively moving the post-White Stripes formula on in a way that many have tried and manyåÊmore have failed to do.‰ MOJO