Interviews: Homelands

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Hardcore band Homelands from UK. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Homelands Road is a street in Kings Lynn myself and the other founding guitarist walked past a lot on our way to college. Myself and other founding guitarist Jacob used writing together as a form of escapism, as neither of us had great home lives, so the band and name became our sort of home and eventually we just stuck with it.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

We all grew up going to see bands like ‘Bring me the horizon’ and ‘Architects’, and most of us have been in similar bands previously. Mostly we all wanted to do something we could really pour our hearts and souls into, and heavy melodic music is a great way of talking about depression and other things that are often really hard to express.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Me and Jacob went to school together and I was in a previous band ‘Dispossession’ with our Drummer Luke. Josh I knew from his previous band ‘Detours’ who got in touch wanting to start something like this, so I spoke to Jacob and we got the ball rolling. Nathan has always kind of been in our circle of friends through going to shows in Norwich, but none of us had really met him. He got in touch through Facebook when were posting looking for a vocalist. When we all met up the first time, we knew we had a good energy together and had the same kind of vision as to what style of music we wanted to make.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Nathan - Knocked Loose
James - Counterparts or Deaf Havana
Jacob - I Am Abomination
Josh - Counterparts
Luke - Counterparts

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Life in general. Every one of us in one way or another has really struggled with life. Whether it be through depression or other mental illness, addiction or homelessness, we always try to be as brutally honest as possible about how we feel. Whenever something happens in one of our lives it usually sparks a stream of creativity that really helps us deal. It’s good to turn something really shit into something really cool.

6. Where was your last gig?

The last show we played was with our buddies in ‘Bastard’ for their EP launch party in Norwich. The venue is this tiny little tequila bar, it was really busy, was an all round good night. Bastard smashed it!

7. Where would you like to act?

Literally anywhere there’s someone who might give a shit what we have to say.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Post Malone for sure! We love his music and like experimenting with weird genre mash ups so I think it’d be pretty cool.

9. Whom not?

Honestly can’t think of anyone. Probably Nickelback.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

All of us virtually all the time. If anyone has tips for us it’d probably be more appropriate.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Definitely Counterparts! The ghost inside for the way despite everything they’re still working to do what they love.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

A lift to one of our shows….

13. What do you think of your fans?

Honestly cannot thank everyone who’s been listening to our EP enough! It means a lot that people are enjoying what we’ve worked so hard making.

14. What do you think of our site?

It’s amazing what sites like this do for smaller bands! It puts our music in front of such a wider audience and gives a lot of really talented people a chance.

15. Something add?

Our second EP ‘Hail’ is currently in tracking stage, and should be out before the end of the year! We’re really stoked how ‘Hurt people hurt people’ has been received, and there’s a LOT more to come from us, so we’re just buzzed for the next year,

James Clayton

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