Honeyblood – “No Big Deal” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fuzzy Scottish duo Honeyblood sound uncharacteristically clean-toned on their latest, “No Big Deal,” a patient song that unfolds more like a short story. Singer Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale starts in the middle, recounting the general complexities of a thorny romantic predicament: “We both lay there like two people can do / And I don’t love you too.” Before long, she’s deep in the details — sharing laughs, wondering about futures, yearning to borrow sweatshirts — as the rhythm steadies the indecision of her inner monologue. Like the infectious tracks on the band’s self-titled debut (“Super Rat” in particular), there’s a great payoff to “No Big Deal,” when muddy guitars finally lurch the song into a volcanic chorus. Listen to it below.

Check out Honeyblood’s upcoming tour dates, including a stop at SXSW:

02/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
02/28 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
03/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
03/03 Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room *
03/04 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory *
03/05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
03/06 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
03/08 Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
03/09 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
03/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop *
03/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *
03/13 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout *
03/21 Austin, TX @ Latitude 30 ^
03/30 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues %
04/01 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall %
04/02 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music %
04/03 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre %
04/04 Madison, WI @ Overture Hall %
* w/ 2:54
^ SXSW
% w/ Belle & Sebastian

Honeyblood is out now on FatCat.

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