The U.K. invaded Rough Trade Friday night when Honeyblood (Glasgow) opened for 2:54 (London) on the first night of their North American tour. The crowd came out, in full, to jump around to their sexy, rock beats. The girls of Honeyblood consist of sultry singer Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale and spunky punk drummer Cat Meyers.
They’re an unusual band in the fact that they only have two members, one being a guitarist and the other a drummer. I assumed that since one member of the band is sitting down tucked away in the back of the stage that it would be hard for the duo to have any onstage chemistry but they proved me wrong.
Tweeddale went back and forth from seducing the microphone to spinning around, flipping her hair forward and playing towards her band mate. Meyers pounded the drums with passion and whenever Tweeddale was playing towards her she had a look of sheer joy on her face and I could tell the girls were connected not only by music but also by friendship.
For the duration of their set, the duo played songs off their debut EP, Honeyblood, including, “Biro,” “All Dragged Up,” and their first single, “Bud.” During All Dragged Up they requested that everyone dance and during that song it was definitely difficult to stand still.
They ended the night with two killer songs: “Super Rat” and “Killer Bangs.” Tweeddale growled, “I will hate you forever,” during “Super Rat” in a tone full of fervent disgust and Meyers pounded out the jam-worthy beat of “Killer Bangs” with perfection. The room was full of people shaking and singing along – a solid ending to a superb set.
Article by: Merissa Blitz