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 A-side will be backed with the urgent lo-fi punky 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.