With this being their “highest profile show to date” Honeyblood did not disappoint this weekend at London’s KOKO with a packed out venue and all the delights of their hazy 90’s indie rock. The duo kicked of the night with suspense to kill as chants of ‘Never Die’ ring round the old theatre.
The Glaswegian duo, on their first tour after the release of their latest album “babes never die” were definitely as happy to see us as we were them. The two piece, formed of Stina Maire Claire Tweeddale (vocals and guitar) and Cat Myers (drums) performed outstandingly with brilliant synth pad instrumentals by Myers as Tweeddale swaps guitars and prepares for another fuzz filled punch of girl power. In a night filled with chatter between the audience they definitely got the crowd in the mood for a ‘sing-a-long’ to the melodic yet dark tribute to a “Super Rat” and hypnotised the audience with their dreamy charisma, Scottish husk and sparkly tops.
Closing their set with everyone’s favourite Killer Bangs, Myers promised a broken drumstick to one lucky audience member. Half way through Killer Bangs Myers dived into the crowed (much to security’s dismay); searching for the man everyone had been watching in the crowd last night, she handed him the drumsticks with a hug and quickly reappeared on stage to finish their final number oozing style and attitude. On return for their encore, Tweeddale appeared, tequila in hand and sang her heart out their albums namesake – Babes Never Die leaving the audience star stuck and hungry for more.
KOKO is notorious for putting on outstanding nights and Honeyblood was no exception with a show that will most definitely be securing them some new dates across London; they promised an unforgettable night and definitely delivered.