Over two years have passed since Honeyblood released their much acclaimed second LP Babes Never Die. In that time Honeyblood have gone from a duo to a solo project with singer and guitarist Stina Tweeddale taking on full responsibility for the band. Whether Honeyblood remains a solo project remains to be seen.
In addition to this news comes the announcement of a third album and an extensive UK tour (which will feature a new live band). The album, titled In Plain Sight will be available in May and the first single, ‘The Third Degree’ has just been released.
It seems once Stina got used to the cabin-fever of working alone there was no turning back and as a result we are seeing a whole new side of Honeyblood. The new LP was produced by John Congleton so this single has already been compared to sounding like St Vincent, with whom Congleton has also worked. I find it more reminiscent of The Ronettes ‘Be My Baby’ with its booming drums and loads of echo on the vocals. There is also a wonderful buzz in the bass which adds more of a punk vibe to the track. All of this provides an intriguing insight into what we can expect from the new album.
The aforementioned tour kicks off at the end of April and runs until mid-June. The tour includes a festival appearance at Glasgow’s multi-venue Stag and Dagger where Musicscramble will be in attendance to catch all the action.
‘The Third Degree’ is available now on all the usual streaming platforms.
Tour dates are as follows:
30 – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
1 – Cambridge, Junction 2
2 – Leicester, O2 Academy 2
3 – York, The Crescent
4 – Stockton-On-Tees, Georgian Theatre
5 – Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
7 – Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre
8 – St Albans, The Horn
9 – Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells Forum
10 – Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall
11 – Southampton, The Joiners
13 – Reading, Sub89
14 – Bath, Moles Club
15 – Exeter, The Cavern
31 – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
1 – Dundee, Beat Generator Live!
3 – Edinburgh, Summerhall
4 – Newcastle, The Cluny
5 – Sheffield, Plug
6 – Guildford, The Boileroom
7 – Bedford, Esquires
8 – Oxford, O2 Academy 2
10 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
11 – Liverpool, Arts Club
12 – Preston, Preston Guild Hall
13 – Hull, The Polar Bear
14 – Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
15 – Kendal, The Brewery