Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Courtney Barnett and Honeyblood - Live

My recent run of gigs continued last night with a trip to the small Waterfront Studio in Norwich. Support for the evening came from Scottish duo Honeyblood, who made a fine old racket and justifiably went down a storm with an engaged audience. A strong set of songs, effortlessly delivered.

I featured Courtney Barnett back in February (here) and am very familiar with her material, but I was totally unprepared for just what a force she and her band have become after a few months on the road. Barnett now fronts what, at times, can only be described as a power trio. They truly were a sight and sound to behold and the clutch of new songs scattered through the set from her upcoming debut LP, show absolutely no dip in quality. Miss Courtney and her band at your peril - they won't be playing such intimate venues for very much longer.

Here's an audience recording of 'Depreston', from Brighton last week. A solo performance of a new song with a twist in the tail.


Anonymous said...

Good tunes, both. Honeyblood is a fine name for a group and they seem promising. Courtney Barnett is definitely someone I'm going to watch.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Just thinking the same, I like the name Honeyblood, they are good too. Courtney song will be much better of course with the studio version.

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