Friday, July 18, 2014
REVIEW: Honeyblood - Honeyblood
Those familiar with the band's earlier work will find the sound a bit different. The energy and attitude remain, but the increased production budget has brought a cleaner sound. I have no complaint about that development. I serves to better showcase the vocals, Stina's guitar, Shona's drums, and the economical arrangements. Moreover, the clean production doesn't blunt the attitude. Based on the evidence of these songs, the women of Honeyblood are rambunctious and ready to give at least as good as they get. There is a lot of velvet in their voices, but a velvet wrapped hammer is still a hammer.
Honeyblood is out now via FatCat Records. The band is playing several shows in the eastern United States in late July, so US fans should check the band's website at the link below.