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by Bill Pearis
Honeyblood are a duo from Glasgow, Scotland who've been around for about two years. Their first single, "Bud," came out last year and with their clear voices, strong melodies and twangy, reverby sound, comparisons to Best Coast followed. While they don't sound exactly like Bethany Cosatino's band, it's not that far off either. (Rilo Kiley is another common comparison.) The band's new single "Killer Bangs" came out this week via FatCat who will be releasing their debut album on July 15. (Pre-orders are available.) That record was actually made in America, with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) at his Tarquin Studios in Connecticut last November. Stream a couple tracks below.
The duo just played The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, England last weekend and just started a UK tour with Courtney Barnett (who will be here for Northside). Honeyblood will be over for a few North American shows too. Here in NYC, they've been added to Teenage Fanclub's show at Hudson River Rocks on July 24. Saint Rich have also been added to that outdoor show, which is free and open to the public.
All Honeyblood tour dates are listed, along with streams and videos, below...
Honeyblood - Bud
Honeyblood - Killer Bangs
Honeyblood - 2014 Tour Dates
May 14 The Duchess - York, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 15 Adelphi - Hull, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 17 The Harley - Sheffield, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 18 Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 19 The Musician - Leicester, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 20 Joiners - Southampton, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 23 Dot To Dot Festival Manchester, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 25 Dot To Dot Festival Nottingham, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
May 29 Islington Assembly Hall - London, United Kingdom w/ Courtney Barnett
July 24 Hudson River Rocks NYC w/ Teenage Fanclub, Saint Rich
Jul 26 Subterranean Chicago, IL