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Viva Phx Q&A: Honeyblood

Honeyblood, interview, viva phx 2015

Glasgow rockers Honeyblood released its debut, eponymous album in July 2014. The duo’s music has been compared to Dum Dum Girls and Jenny Lewis, with influences ranging from The Breeders to PJ Harvey. See the group perform live on March 14 at Viva PhxAZ Latino Arts & Cultural Center at 10 P.M..

Read our interview with Christina Tweeddale of Honeyblood below and purchase Viva Phx tickets here
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Very first concert you attended and a memory from it.
My dad is a musician so I’ve always been at gigs since a little kid. The first ever rock show I went to was Foo Fighters when I was 14. It was a proper event in my life.

If you could have any musician (dead or alive) as a mentor, who would it be?
It’d be Jeff Buckley, I’d love to sit, listen to him sing and play guitar.

Very first concert you played and a memory from it.
I put on my own show in a church community hall for my first band. It was a massive deal at the time, I felt like we were a proper rock band. I was 15 years old.

Artist you would most like to collaborate with or have produce your music?
Kim Deal or PJ Harvey. Both of them would be awesome.

Personal truth that fans would be surprised to know about you.
Although Honeyblood is a Glasgow band, I grew up in Edinburgh and Cat grew up in Northern England. So both of us aren’t actually from Glasgow.

How do you spend a typical day when you’re not touring or busy recording?
I absolutely love cooking and spend a lot of my time making meals for my family and friends when I am home. It’s hard sometimes to be away from them so much when I’m on tour, so it’s a good excuse to get together when we can.

One artist or album you could never get tired of listening to?
I will never tire of listening to The Smiths. Like most teens, they got me through high school.

Earliest music-related memory you have?
Being a child who was always around music, I have so many. My favourite is probably my dad re-stringing his guitars. I remember it like it was like a ritual.

Nicest thing a fan has ever said, or given, to you?
So many things! I feel so lucky to have such wonderful people who love the music so much. A lovely woman called Beth brought us a “tour survival pack” in Washington D.C. during this tour, which included candies and lip balm and all sorts of other treats.

Interesting fact about your newest release.
Both songs have been a work in progress for a while. They are two oddball tracks!

Xperience you will never forget.
This current tour has been incredible. We’ve gotten to see so much of America and have a great crew on tour with us. Think this is the one!

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