My top 5 Scotland-related things are: Frankie Boyle, Nazareth, Trainspotting, the accent, and most recently, Honeyblood. The band initially came up on my radar when I heard their first self-titled album, and I immediately fell in love. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait very long for the follow-up record. The rocking duo composed of Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myers returned with a Babes Never Die CD in November last year (I took my sweet time writing this).. Continue reading →
Over long autumn evenings I usually get in the mood for ethereal, shoegaze-y sounds which help me get through shite, sunless weather. It should come as no surprise that some of the best representatives of this category originate from the U.K and Ireland – the rainy and gloomy home countries of the queen, fish and fries and leprechauns, and also My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees… you catch my drift.
Honeyblood is a fairly new band which easily can join the aforementioned group. Their eponymous first album delivers a brilliant dose of indie lo-fi rock with shoegaze and riot-grrrl undertones (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill). The music of this Scottish duo, consisting of Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale (vocals and guitar) and Cat Myers (vocals and drums, previously Shona McVicar), echoes with the 90s nostalgia and sensibility. Continue reading →