HONEYBLOOD Announce third album ‘In Plain Sight’ and their biggest U.K. tour ever

HONEYBLOOD Announce third album 'In Plain Sight' and their biggest U.K. tour ever

Honeyblood’s third album In Plain Sight sees Stina Tweeddale finding her most ambitious form and steely focus yet. Three albums in she has stepped forward to finally claim the mantle of the project she birthed seven years ago as a her sole vision. Tweeddale takes the reins in collaboration with none-other than super-producer John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St Vincent) for the most definitive Honeyblood LP to date, consolidating the Glasgow-born band as one of the most important U.K. names.

On lead single, ‘The Third Degree’ (out today) Tweeddale’s arguably perfected the fine art of the punk-rock ode-to-the-shit-head-ex. But In Plain Sight is as sonically gung-ho as peak era Garbage, or the modern day likes of St Vincent; big, bold, songwriting no longer content to be tied to one limited genre. 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.

Following work with fellow Scots Young Fathers, Edinburgh-based director Rianne White collaborated with Tweeddale to bring the vision of ‘The Third Degree’ to life – the brilliant video charts an encounter with the shit-head-ex in Tweeddale’s native Glasgow and is peppered with vignettes inspired by the album’s theme of optical illusions.

Watch the video for ‘The Third Degree’ – BELOW:

In Plain Sight is out on 24 May 2019 via Marathon Artists

Honeyblood are on tour with an all-new full live band across the UK throughout April, May and June – full dates below and tickets available from www.honeyblood.co.uk

30 Apr – waterfront studio – norwich
1 May – junction 2 – cambridge
2 May | 02 Academy 2, Leicester
3 May | The Crescent, York
4 May | Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees
5 May | Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow
7 May – Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
8 May | The Horn, St Albans

9 May | Tunbridge Wells Forum, Tunbridge Wells
10 May | Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
11 May | The Joiners, Southampton
13 May | Sub89, Reading
14 May | Moles Club, Bath
15 May | The Cavern, Exeter
16 May | Action, Preston (solo in-store)
17 May | Hundred Records, Romsey (solo in-store)

18 May | Raves From The Grave, Frome (afternoon solo in-store)

18 May | Derriks, Swansea (evening solo in-store)
19 May | Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield (solo in-store)
20 May | X Records, Bolton (solo in-store)
21 May | Pie & Vinyl, Portsmouth (solo in-store)
22 May | Banquet, Kingston-upon-Thames (solo in-store)
24 May | Monorail, Glasgow (in-store)
25 May | Rough Trade East,  London (in-store)
26 May | Resident, Brighton (in-store)
27 May | Rough Trade, Bristol (in-store)
28 May | Rough Trade, Nottingham (in-store)

29 | Tallbird, Chesterfield (in-store)
30 May | Jumbo, Leeds (in-store)
31 May | The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
1 Jun | Beat Generator Live!, Dundee
3 Jun | Summerhall, Edinburgh
4 Jun | The Cluny, Newcastle
5 Jun | Plug, Sheffield
6 Jun | The Boileroom, Guildford
7 Jun | Esquires, Bedford
8 Jun | o2 Academy 2, Oxford
10 Jun | Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
11 Jun | Arts Club, Liverpool
12 Jun | Preston Guild Hall, Preston
13 Jun | The Polar Bear, Hull
14 Jun | The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
15 Jun | The Brewery, Kendal

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