Honeyblood premiered their video for first single “Bud” today. Watch the slow motion homage to Czech classic film Daisies here, directed by Camille Benett: http://youtu.be/bvbdh_RA9ew. Singer/Guitarist Stina Tweeddale says “We wanted to recreate the feel of Daisies… a weird, dreamy wonderland. That film inspired us a lot… It fits with the bittersweet ideal that ‘Bud’ is.” The Scottish duo has also announced news of their first UK tour in support of debut 7″ single “Bud.” Look for Honeyblood to head to the US for shows in 2014.
Honeyblood is the Glasgow, Scotland-based two-piece comprised of Stina Tweeddale (vocals, guitar) and Shona McViccar (drums). The band recently signed to FatCat and will release debut 7″ single “Bud” on October 22. The no-nonsense bittersweet pop found on the track has been captured to tape by Rory Atwell (Palma Violets, Veronica Falls). The rootsy, chanting glee of the A-side will be backed with the urgent lo-fi punky charm of addictive B-side, “Kissing on You.” These first two tracks are just the tip of the iceberg for Honeyblood, with a full length LP already underway.
Since their formation in early 2012, Honeyblood have rapidly ingrained themselves into the bustling Glaswegian scene, fast becoming one of its most talked-about names. The duo have supported acts including Palma Violets and Sleigh Bells, as well as performed at festivals everywhere from Brighton, UK’s The Great Escape to their native T in The Park. But they started out with humble DIY beginnings, organizing 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. 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 The Twilight Sad, Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks and PAWS, all of whom were found from demos or early performances.
Honeyblood UK Tour Dates
Oct 22 Sheffield – The Great Gatsby
Oct 23 London – Servant Jazz Quarters(single launch)
Oct 24 Guildford – Boiler Room
Oct 26 Brighton – Sticky Mikes
Oct 27 Manchester – Fallow
Oct 29 Glasgow – Broadcast
Oct 30 Edinburgh – Electric Circus