Honeyblood’s stunning new record In Plain Sight sees Stina Tweeddale finding her most ambitious form and steely focus yet, stepping forward to claim the project she created seven years ago as her solo vision.
Full of big, bold, song writing and no longer content to be tied to one limited genre, In Plain Sight is woven with mysterious themes of illusion and deception; Tweeddale describes the album as “one big trick”. Being hoodwinked never felt so exciting. Echoing that sentiment, for the album’s stunning artwork, Tweeddale researched optical illusionists and met Peruvian visual artist Cecilia Parades, who eventually agreed to painstakingly paint her into the ornate fabrics seen on the cover across two eight-hour sittings.
Tweeddale takes the reins in collaboration with super-producer John Congleton for the most definitive Honeyblood LP to date – as sonically gung-ho as peak era Garbage or the modern day likes of St Vincent – consolidating the Glasgow-born band as one of the most important names in UK indie.
Honeyblood are currently in the midst of a mammoth run of 30 dates around the United Kingdom, dubbed the ‘No Drama’ tour and will play Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on June 10.
Photo of Honeyblood (c) Marieke Macklon 2019