Track Of The Day – Honeyblood – ‘Bud’


Honeyblood are a Glasgow-based two-piece consisting of Shona McVicar on drums alongside Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale on lead vocals and guitar, and their début single ‘Bud’ has just been released via Fat Cat Records on rather splendid pink vinyl. Their lo fi, rough hewn melodic groove has been steadily accumulating praise, adoration and a scared avowal of allegiance from those who recognise a good thing when they hear it.  Indeed the girls have already supported the likes of Sleigh Bells, Crocodiles, Palma Violets, and Deep Valley.

‘Bud’ is much cleaner sounding than their previous bandcamp offering, which dates back to April 2012 and was quite literally “bathroom rock” having apparently been “recorded in a bathroom on a 4-track-tape-deck by Phillip Taylor.”  Despite the somewhat rudimentary nature of that early recording it did demonstrate the band had an ear for engaging bitter sweet melodies which is evident both on ‘Bud’ and the equally captivating B-side ‘Kissing On You.’  The duo describe themselves simply as ‘ Noisy Scottish Girls’ and claim to influenced by Czech New Wave surrealist cinema ….as we suspected!


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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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