Monday, November 14, 2016
Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myers, the duo that comprise Glasgow's Honeyblood, don't suffer fools, and they aren't quiet about it. Stina snarls the lead vocals and plays guitar while Cat Myers ferociously wields the drumsticks. In fact, the volume and intensity on their recently released second album, the defiantly-named Babes Never Die, would lead an uninformed listener to conclude that that band had several more members. But it isn't all about the noise. There are plenty of hooks and a meaty groove underneath the shouted choruses. The band dials it back on a few tunes (for example, "Walking At Midnight" and, most especially, "Cruel"), and does it well. But this is album isn't about confessing vulnerability or even negotiating compromise. Honeyblood are unapologetic rockers, and Babes Never Die is a worthy calling card.
Babes Never Die is out now via FatCat Records.