Honeyblood are also set to head out on their first UK tour proper, calling at 7 dates including a single launch at London's Servant Jazz Quarters on the 23rd October and Glasgow's Broadcast on the 29th October. Full details are below.
Despite their fledgling status and minimal setup, Honeyblood's songs are fully formed and perfectly assured. With nothing extraneous, their music is driven through tightly-bound instrumentals and laced with the sheer strength and beauty of Stina's voice. The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks and the kind of effortless charm that've drawn recent comparisons to the likes of Best Coast, Haim and Frankie Rose, as well as the swooning, strident delivery of more established artists like Jenny Lewis. While those are all decent touchstones for their triumphant debut single, the band also tellingly cite the darker currents of The Breeders, PJ Harvey and The Throwing Muses as lifelong influences.
On 'Bud', the band's first vinyl release, their no-nonsense bittersweet pop has been captured to tape by Rory Atwell (Palma Violets, Veronica Falls). The rootsy, chanting glee of the A-side is backed with the urgent lo-fi punky charm of addictive B-side, 'Kissing on You'.
Debut 7" single 'Bud' / 'Kissing On You' will be released on the 4th November 2013 via FatCat Records,
Honeyblood UK tour dates:
Tues 22nd Oct - The Great Gatsby, Sheffield
Weds 23rd Oct - Servant Jazz Quarters, London (single launch)
Thurs 24th Oct - Boiler Room, Guildford
Sat 26th Oct - Sticky Mikes, Brighton
Sun 27th Oct - Fallow, Manchester
Tues 29th Oct - Glasgow Broadcast
Wed 30th Oct - Edinburgh Electric Circus
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