Scotland's latest export, Honeyblood, will play Philadelphia for the first time tonight - this, actually being the second time they've made it to our region, having opened for label mates and fellow Scots, We Were Promised Jetpacks, in Wilmington, DE at Arden Gild Hall back in early March sponsored by Tric Town and Y-Not Radio. At RiverRocks, the duo supported legendary group Teenage Fanclub who were over in conjunction with Merge's 25th Anniversary celebration, along with openers and label mates Saint Rich who were headed off on tour as well. The event, part of "RiverRocks" summer programming, took place at Pier 84 in New York allowing fans to relax and enjoy the music while taking in the late afternoon sunset along the waterfront.
Honeyblood's s/t 'debut' album was released in mid-July via FatCat Records. Tonight will be one of the remaining two dates of their tour (they play at DC9 in Washington, DC tomorrow night) before they head back home again. The duo's set was raw and unfettered; a welcome surprise after the relaxed tone set by Saint Rich. We're also sure that Honeyblood's supporting set was made all the more special as Teenage Fanclub have not played for a number of years. Louder Than War's John Robb was seen hanging around the VIP area as well, no doubt on vacation and finding himself away from Manchester but very fortunately at one of the best gigs of the week.
See Honeyblood tonight at Milkboy Philly with Mock Suns supporting. Bands begin at 8pm!