Self-described “Noisy Scottish Girls,” Honeyblood has released their first official single. “Bud” shows off the duo’s loud garage rock sound. The melody and vocal quality is reminiscent of fellow Scots Camera Obscura, but the sound is louder and more in your face. The wash of dirty guitars and pounding drums creates an interesting contrast with the relatively sweet vocal harmonies. With a retro vibe and a sunshiny chorus, “Bud” (as in “Nip it in the bud”) feels more Southern-California than Glasgow, but regardless of locale, this seems like a group to keep an eye on.
The 7-inch of “Bud” comes out on October 22nd via FatCat Records hopefully with more on the way soon!