Honeyblood open up about drummer’s recent departure

Shona McVicar left the band in September

Stina Tweeddale of Honeyblood has said that drummer Shona McVicar left the band as she “just wasn’t into it” any more.

Last month it was revealed that Honeyblood drummer Shona McVicar (pictured above, left) had left the band. The duo, fronted by Tweeddale, made the announcement on September 17 along with the news that Cat Myers is the band’s new drummer.

Speaking to NME, Tweeddale explains what happened: “Being in a band is really not as glamorous as everybody thinks and touring is hard. Shona made the decision that she didn’t want to do it any more. You need to be really into this to do it and she just wasn’t, so she decided not to continue. She was feeling it wasn’t for her for quite a while.”


She also explains how the arrival of Myers has changed things for the band. “Cat has a lot of energy so we’re playing faster and harder now. I’m into it. It’s really fun to play like that.”

Tonight (October 31) Honeyblood join Superfood on the first night of the NME New Breed Tour 2014. The two bands will head out on a series of dates, starting tonight in Superfood’s native Birmingham.

Tomorrow night will see the bands arrive in Honeyblood’s home town of Glasgow before moving on to Leeds, Norwich, Oxford, Manchester, Bristol and London. The tour will conclude in Brighton at The Haunt on November 12. You can still buy tickets for the tour.

The NME New Breed Tour is as follows:

Birmingham The Oobleck (October 31)
Glasgow King Tut’s (November 1)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (3)
Norwich Epic Studios (4)
Oxford O2 Academy (5)
Manchester Deaf Institute (6)
Bristol Louisiana (10)
London Dingwalls (11)
Brighton Haunt (12)

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To check the availability of NME New Breed Tour tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.