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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