Causing a stir in their home town, this promising Glaswegian punky pop duo, Honeyblood, have only just realised their debut self-titled album earlier this year with the help of producer Peter Katis. Taking influencing from PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth, `Killer Bangs` is a short and punchy introduction to their alternative sound, full of gutsy punk. It’s a noisy treasure hunt held together by tightly-bounded instruments of rumbling drums, deep melodic hooks with Stina’s spikey vocals exploding from deep in the mix. “Buckle down, got to start your career now”, she piles on the attitude as she reveals the tale of needing to move on from a relationship which is backed with over-driven guitars and flashes of deeply warped electronica. Momentum is then built from the sudden change of tempo as the unhurried drum beats lead up to the final chorus which begs to be blasted on the dancefloor.
Honeyblood have toured with many impressive bands such as Palma Violets, Sleigh Bells and recently Catfish and the Bottlemen which I was lucky enough to see them support. The highlight was definitely `Killer Bangs` as it showcases the duo’s eagerness to take their former bedroom project to vast audiences around the world.