Two girls who play some songs about stuff, that’s the description that Glasgow’s most recent musical exploit Honeyblood give themselves.
Starting off back in 2012, indie duo Stina Tweeddale (guitar & vocals) and Shona McVicar (drums) fast started make a name for themselves, building up a loyal following in and around their native Glasgow, but luckily for those of us that live south of the border, all that hype quickly drew the attention of Brighton based Fatcat Records.
With a mix of dream pop and interesting lo-fi bittersweet indie, placing them somewhere between the Pixies and Palma Violets, the latter of which they toured with, along with the likes of Sleigh Bells and Deap Vally, taking influences from each band, without straying to far from their roots, this is the reason that the crowds at this years SXSW festival loved them and why they’ve been booked to play this years Great Escape and Secret Garden Party, but if you can’t wait for the till the summer to see them, they are touring the UK throughout May along with Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett, all of which whilst they are busy working on their forthcoming début album.
Expect to hear a beautiful mixtures of lo-fi noise and swooning vocals, captivating listeners with their sweet yet fierce nature, something that comes across perfectly in their latest single Bud and future release Choker, hopefully giving some form of indication as to what to expect what their self titled début album is going to sound like, something that’s fine by me, just as long as they don’t record the whole thing in a bathroom, which they did with their first EP Thrift Shop.
03.05.14 – Live at Leeds, Yorkshire
04.05.14 – Stag and Dagger, Glasgow
06.05.14 – The Cluny & The Cluny 2, Newcastle upon Tyne
07.05.14 – The Horn, St Albans
08.05.14 – The Great Escape, Brighton
12.05.14 – Portland Arms, Cambridge
13.05.14 – The Waterfront, Norwich
14.05.14 – The Duchess, York
15.05.14 – The New Adelphi Club, Hull
17.05.14 – The Harley Bar, Sheffield
18.05.14 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19.05.14 – The Musician, Leicester
20.05.14 – Joiners Arms, Southampton
29.05.14 – Islington Assembly, London
24.07.14 – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
If you like: Deap Valley, Palma Violets, Frankie Rose and The Pixies