Honeyblood, “(I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.09.14 in Listen to This

Signed on the strength of one early, self-booked show, Honeyblood are the latest about-to-break act from Glasgow’s vibrant underground scene, which has been giving London some serious competition lately (see also: the rise of Hudson Mohawke, CHVRCHES and Rustie). Drummer Shona McVicar and singer/guitarist Stina Tweeddale are much more subdued than those artists, though, with a self-titled debut album out next week that shimmers and shakes like something you’d expect to hear along the shores of Southern California as the sun sinks into the sea. An easy comparison would be Best Coast when singer Bethany Cosentino decided to lose her lo-fi blanket, although the minimal chords and centralized hooks in “(I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here” possess a deeper sense of longing that band lacks. See also: the “rust-covered, scuzzed-out guitars and searing vocals” our editor uncovered earlier this year.