Interview: Honeyblood – 'It's not very glamorous when you wake up in the morning and you've got avocado all over your bed'

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  • 6 April 2017
Interview: Honeyblood – 'It's been a dream since I was 16 to have a room stuffed full of stuff to make music with'

credit: Amira Fritz

Glasgow duo prepare for their biggest ever tour

'It's not very glamorous when you wake up in the morning and you've got avocado all over your bed. Like, "what was I doing last night?"' Stina Tweeddale, Honeyblood frontwoman and avocado aficionado, is getting into the nitty-gritty of life on the road. 'You get sucked into eating bar food, so we ask for avocados and steamed veggies on our rider. Then we end up getting a wee bit drunk and trying to make a meal in our hotel rooms from whatever's left over.'

The duo – Tweeddale and drummer Cat Myers – are going to have to find their hotel-food A-game on their new tour, in support of sophomore album Babes Never Die. Dining mishaps and getting locked out of your van aside ('it happened to the girls from PINS on our tour last year, they had to jimmy the lock'), there's plenty to look forward to. 'Nothing tops playing to a room full of people who love the album,' says Tweeddale.

This is Honeyblood's largest tour to date, and they're going more global than ever before, taking in Ireland and Wales for the first time, while breaking new ground in Singapore and Australia. This comes off the back of their newly-released 'Babes Never Die' video, made up of footage recorded by the duo themselves and fans on their last tour.

'The other videos we've released are us dressing up and playing a part, but this is a real representation of who we are as people,' continues Tweeddale. 'We wanted to make sure we were getting the true side of Honeyblood out there. If the audience is up for having a good laugh, then that's what they should expect.'

PJ Molloys, Dunfermline, Tue 18 Apr; Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Sat 22 Apr


Glasgow-based grunge rock from Stina Tweeddale on guitar and vocals