PREVIEW: Honeyblood @ Patterns, 29/09/16

Lo-fi Glasgow based duo Honeyblood embark on the first of their two UK-wide tours this year in September, and are set to hit Patterns on the 29th of the month.

It’s been a tumultuous few years for the band, who have seen original drummer Shona McVicar depart for personal reasons. For many bands the loss of a drummer, though an integral part of the sound, would not intrinsically alter its makeup. For Honeyblood though, and other duos, that’s a loss of half the line up, and a fair amount of existential angst was to be expected.

So far it’s seemed unfounded, though – with Cat Myers taking over the drums, the duo have moved from strength to strength. The self-titled debut LP, released in 2014, received critical acclaim for the seamless combination of vitriolic Scottish shoegaze with the dreamy atmospherics more often associated with Californian counterparts such as Warpaint or Best Coast.

New LP, Babes Never Die, is set for release on November 4th of this year; lead single Ready for the Magic is currently doing the rounds online. If it’s any indication of the album from which it’s been taken, the sharp-tongued wit of old has remained intact, whilst the sound has been sharpened into pulsating garage rock racket. Clearer, cleaner and more accomplished, the very mark of a band now beginning to operate at the height of their powers.

Honeyblood tour the UK for the latter end of this year. Tickets for the Brighton show are priced at £10 plus booking fee (available here).


25 Aberdeen, Lemon Tree

26 Glasgow, Hug and Pint

28 Sheffield, Bungalow & Bears

29 Brighton, Patterns

30 Guildford, Boileroom


04 London, Shacklewell Arms

05 Leicester, The Cookie

06 Edinburgh, Electric Circus


16 Newcastle, Cluny

17 Leeds, Wardrobe

18 Liverpool, Academy 2

19  Birmingham, Rainbow

21 Stoke, Sugarmill

22 Nottingham, Bodega

23 Bristol, Fleece

25 Southampton, Joiners

26 Oxford, Bullingdon

28 Cambridge, Junction 2

29 Norwich, Arts Centre


01 London, Scala

02 Manchester, Deaf Institute

08 Glasgow, St Lukes


By Lennon Craig

The Verse Staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

PREVIEW: Deap Vally @ Concorde 2, 21/09/16

Wed Aug 24 , 2016
Uncompromising in their approach, Deap Vally’s unique brand of guitar-laden feminist garage rock looks set to enthral all in attendance during their short jaunt around the UK this September. It’s been three years since their debut LP, Sistrionix, loudly announced the arrival of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards onto the […]
deap vally

You May Like

Get In Touch

Editor in Chief                                            Alice Pierre & Daisy Bradshaw

Student Voice Editor                       Sarah Tann

Arts Editor                                      Bethany Jo O’Neill

Entertainment Editor                         Federica Purcaro

Creative Editor                                  Roxanne Clark

News Editor             

Social Media Manager                                 n/a

Photographers                                                Alice Pierre                                                          Tate Batham

Website Manager                                          Amber Eder



About us

The Verse is run by students, for students. If you’re studying at University of Brighton and you’d like to get involved by writing for us or becoming a sub-editor, we welcome you to contact us via email.

The Verse is funded and supported by Brighton Students’ Union.

The views expressed on The Verse online newspaper do not necessarily represent the views of Brighton Students’ Union, its management or employees. For more information or for any enquiries, please contact the Marketing and Communications Team at