Honeyblood: 10th Anniversary Edition (Translucent Blood Red Vinyl)

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Release Date: 21st June 2024

Honeyblood’s acclaimed self-titled debut album was released a
decade ago in July 2014. To mark the occasion, a 10th
Anniversary Edition has been issued on translucent blood red
vinyl. An album tour has been announced and starts in May.

Recorded in just ten days in Connecticut, US, with producer
Peter Katis, Honeyblood’s self-titled debut album was laid down
in just ten days. Despite their then-fledgling status and minimal
setup, the songs came fully formed and perfectly assured. With
nothing extraneous, the music is driven through tightly bound
instrumentals and laced with the sheer strength and beauty of
Stina’s voice.

The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks, and an
uncomplicated charm that at the time drew comparisons to the
likes of The Dum Dum Girls and the strident delivery of Jenny
Lewis. They cited the darker currents of The Breeders, PJ
Harvey and Throwing Muses as lifelong influences.

From the urgent guitar and dive-bomb drums of opener, ‘Fall
Forever’, the album twists through the gutsy punk of ‘Killer
Bangs’ to reveal discordant anthems like ‘Super Rat’. It has
pared-down, alt pop gems in the likes of ‘Biro’ and ‘No Spare
Key’, but also more country-influenced moments like ‘(I’d Rather
Be) Anywhere But Here’, ‘Braid Burn Valley’ and ‘Bud’.

‘Honeyblood’ pulls in elements of lo-fi punk rock, unfettered
indie pop and a deep-seated passion for classic rootsy song
crafting that helps give the album something of an undeniable
feel.

“There are a tonne of wicked reference points to get excited
about – a vague hint of The Vaselines, nice touch of Velvets
two-chord simplicity and even bit of Moz (solo, circa ‘Viva Hate’)
chucked in for good measure in the melody” – NME

“Achieves special merit points, not just for its irresistibly perky
two-minute popsmarts but for productively moving the post-
White Stripes formula on in a way that many have tried and
many more have failed to do.” – MOJO

“If you’re looking for some sugary crunch to your day, ‘Killer
Bangs’ is the ticket, with rolling drums providing the backbone
for toothache-inducing guitars and one hell of a central hook.” – Pitchfork

Tracklist

  1. Fall forever
  2. Super Rat
  3. Anywhere But Here
  4. Bud
  5. Killer Bangs
  6. Biro
  7. Choke
  8. No Spare Key
  9. Joey
  10. Fortune Cookie
  11. All Dragged Up
  12. Braid Burn
  13. Super Rat (Old Mill Recordings)
  14. Bud (Old Mill Recordings)
  15. Biro (Old Mill Recordings)