Honeyblood – ‘Killer Bangs’ [FatCat]

Whipsmart girl-girl duo Honeyblood have been around for a couple of years now and though they’re a charming and surprisingly fierce live act, up until now songs like ‘Biro’ have lacked the spark to take them to the next level.

All this is about to change with ‘Killer Bangs’, a rollicking romp that recalls the best of Bikini Kill with a melodic flutter worthy of Best Coast.

Stina Tweeddale sings: “buckle down, it’s time to start your career now,” with such verve that it makes you want to throw down that pen, flee your desk and plug in your guitar, while Shona McVicar’s drums recall the simple but urgent patterns of early PJ Harvey or The Breeders.

Since Shirley Manson put Garbage on the back burner Scotland has needed a new rock ‘n’ roll queen and with ‘Killer Bangs’ Honeyblood suggest they might just be the strongest contenders yet.

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Words: Max Sefton

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