Exposure - Honeyblood
- Niki Boyle
- 3 September 2012
Two-piece garage 'crunch-pop' from Glasgow
Fans of grungy plaid-shirted slacker-pop in the Pixies/Breeders mould, rejoice – your new favourite band have arrived. Honeyblood is comprised of Edinburgh singer-guitarist Stina and Kiwi drummer Rah, who proclaim they were ‘brought together by a mutual love of Star Trek and Sailor Moon.’ They’ve been together a year but have already made a splash, playing a Vice magazine launch party in London and supporting Sleigh Bells on their recent Scottish dates.
What bands or artists would you say have influenced the Honeyblood sound?
Any female with a 50/50 face-to-bangs ratio. Girls who once played bass in bands, learned guitar and now play guitar in bands and are named Kim.
Any great rock’n’roll stories to tell?
We once dropped an amp down a flight of stairs in Victoria Underground in London. It was probably 8.30am or something and everyone hated us and we got stuck. By the time we got out, it was like 10.30am. We never even got on the Underground. It was really exciting. Playing gigs in London and Brighton was cool – we met some excellent bands and cool/crazy people. Sleigh Bells was totally awesome also!
What’s on the Honeyblood horizon?
We have a single 'Biro' out soon, and other things in the not to distant future.
Nice’n’Sleazy, Glasgow, Tue 4 Sep (with Deap Vally); Radio, Glasgow, Fri 21 Sep (Ashton Weekender); The Art School, Glasgow, Sat 29 Sep.