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Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood – frontwoman Stina Tweeddale and drummer Cat Myers -today share the video for “Walking At Midnight,” the anthemic new single from their critically lauded second LP, Babes Never Die.  Directed by James Copeman, the beautifully shot, hypnotically eerie video features drag artist ‘Virgin Xtravaganzah’ and estranged frontwoman Stina Tweeddale in a take on the classic slasher format.
Commenting on the video, Honeyblood’s Stina says; “It was a lot of fun. We treated the story as if it was a snapshot scene from a slasher movie. James and I were ecstatic to have Virgin Xtravaganza star in the video as we really wanted to capture something exquisitely beautiful to match the mood of “Walking At Midnight.””  James Copeman added, “”Walking At Midnight” instantly felt like the music playing over climactic scene in a horror film. So I set out to create just that. Creating a moment in the story of a young vulnerable girl with a dark power. It was a great excuse to pay homage to my favorite horror films.”
Honeyblood have just come off their biggest UK headline tour and dates in Australia and Asia and are now gearing up to play London’s iconic Koko on June 16th.
Babes Never Die is the follow-up to their eponymous debut, Honeyblood.

“The Glaswegian pop-punk duo’s third LP slips agitated misanthropy into hummable tunes like “Cruel,” in which gentle power chords flutter while Tweeddale wonders how much more of her shit her boyfriend will suffer…Elsewhere, “Ready for the Magic” and “Sea Hearts” pile up boomerang guitars and liquor-soaked prophecies to make playing jump-rope with your heartstrings seem like an Olympic sport.”

– Rolling Stone
“Scottish punk duo Honeyblood had a stellar string of one-offs after their self-titled 2014 debut, and today they continue the streak with the fun, frenzied “Sea Hearts.” A muted 4-bar lures you in before they sucker punch you with plenty of fuzz and lyrics about “sipping tequila after dark.” The song then dissolves into a more rhythmic earworm hook, and it all exudes the carefree, playful audacity that we’ve come to expect from the band.”  – Stereogum

Honeyblood’s ambitious, unsettled Babes Never Die is a riotous success.”
– The AV Club

“Scottish duo Honeyblood play pumped-up punk rock that’s both exhilarating and jubilant-music with fun melodies that jump off the walls.”

“”Sea Hearts” hits like an endorphin rush. Tweeddale’s guitar is fuzzy grunge fun, her melody is as catchy as a pop song, and drummer Cat Myers provides both pep-squad harmony and a crashing wall of drums that give the song precisely the havoc Tweeddale imagined.” – Bitch Media
“It’s fuzzed up, 90s-indebted indie rock that’ll make you wanna mosh and destroy stuff and do shots and headbang and run real fast and ride your bike with your hands nowhere near the handlebars.” – Noisey
“Their 2016 record Babes Never Die teems with the muscularity of “Killer Bangs,” but it’s tighter and louder and sustains the adrenaline through rocking anthems like “Ready for the Magic,” “Walking at Midnight,” and “Sea Hearts.” “Justine, Misery Queen” and “Sister Wolf” fuel the 90s-nostalgia fire, referencing the power cum sweetness of Juliana Hatfield and the Breeders, which feels particularly impressive for a duo.” – Chicago Reader
“With growing anticipation surrounding the release of their new album, Babes Never Die, Honeyblood are giving fans the insanely catchy pop-punk track “Sea Hearts.” NYLON, 24 Best Must Releases of the Week
“These shreddin’ Scots have cashed out the dreamier guise of their self-titled debut for more jagged edges on this boldly-titled follow-up.” Under The Radar

“Beyond the punk snarl salt and the saccharine melodies, though, Honeyblood’s arguably greatest achievement is a stage presence much too big to be from just two people. Tweeddale has a hand in that, with her side of the stage banter, but when drummer Cat Myers channels her inner John Bonham on her kit you’ll find it hard to look away. She wears an innocent smile, but she’s a downright ferocious percussionist, lending Tweeddale’s vocals the muscular grooves that drive her words home.”

– The Key WXPN

World Tour Dates:
6.16.17 – KOKO – London, UK
Babes Never Die Tracklisting
1. Intro
2. Babes Never Die
3. Ready For The Magic
4. Sea Hearts
5. Love Is A Disease
6. Walking At Midnight
7. Justine, Misery Queen
8. Sister Wolf
9. Hey, Stellar
10. Cruel
11. Gangs
12. Outro

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