Distracted or absent-minded. Also, the name of Farnham Pop Punk Quartet Homebound’s new single, which can be streamed here. Discussing the track’s origin, Vocalist Charlie Boughton reveals, “It's very easy to just ignore your problems and let them get on top of you because you don't wish to burden others with it or in the fear they won't understand. By my own admission, I know I do this and subsequently, I come across very distant and absent minded, even in the company of friends and family. This song is itself, my admission and I hope it can encourage others to open up and talk about things.” The single is the second to be taken from their forthcoming third EP, ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’, which sees release via Rude Records (Set It Off, Blood Youth, Less Than Jake) on 10thFebruary 2017. The video for lead single ‘Headspace’ can also be seen here.
Recently announced as support to Four Year Strong, the quartet, completed by guitarists Tom Mellon and Chris Wheatley and Joe Aspell-Beaumont on bass duties, are keen to stand out against the current crop of pop punk bands similarly trying to make their mark: “There are a lot of bands doing the same thing these days and as it's become more and more oversaturated, I find myself less and less inspired by it. I think every song on this EP offers something different. We'll always appeal to the mainstay of pop punk fans but I'd like to think we're so much more than that and hopefully people will see that with this release.” And what can we expect of TMYBYA? Boughton reveals “it's a more mature sound; definitely darker in areas. It's a lot closer to where we want to be as a band musically.”
Recorded once again with Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, As It Is, WSTR), the band recall: “He was the obvious choice for us. We both work in a similar way and he knows exactly what kind of band we want be, which really helped us to get the best out of these songs. His production on this EP is his best to date and we couldn't be more stoked on the outcome.” Well-crafted throughout with bouncing melodies, driving drums, intricate guitar work and gritty lyrics, Homebound manage to deliver maturity, diversity and depth, whilst still retaining the fun that pop punk is known for. Boughton concludes: “I think I speak on behalf of each of us when I say that the rest of the boys are some of the hardest working and driven people we know. Without sounding too cliché, there's so much more to come from this band and we feel TMYBYA is just the start of it.”
Homebound Live: Supporting Four Year Strong In February 2017
14th: The Fleece, Bristol
15th: Academy 2, Manchester
16th: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
17th: Koko, London
Homebound release ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’ via Rude Records on 10/02/17.
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