Glasgow’s slacker-rock legend Honeyblood performs an intimate set for film at Leith Theatre.
As a part of My Light Shines On, the Edinburgh International Festival has commissioned some of Scotland’s leading artists to create extraordinary works that audiences can enjoy from their own homes. In a tribute to the enduring spirit of our Festival City, they bring light and life to sites that must stay empty this year. These unique performances for film reflect on what it means to keep a hopeful light burning in dark times.
You can now watch Honeyblood and other films as part of My Light Shines On on the Edinburgh International Festival's YouTube channel.
Honeyblood (aka Stina Tweeddale) is one of Scotland’s favourite indie rock musicians, celebrating the power of womanhood through distorted guitars, woozy harmonies and defiant lyrics. The Glasgow-based act originally started as a duo, supporting acts including Foo Fighters, Palma Violets and Courtney Barnett and playing showcases for The Skinny, Vice, T in The Park and SXSW. Tweeddale’s pioneering solo work has included the recent Honeyblood Studio Sessions, nightly live streamed sets with special guests to help bring joy to audiences during lockdown. She brings that same optimistic energy to this performance for film at Leith Theatre, where she performed alongside Spinning Coin and The Jesus and Mary Chain at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival. Now, she performs tracks from across Honeyblood’s eight-year history including Bud, Babes Never Die and 2019’s The Third Degree.
Stina Tweeddale Guitar & Vocals