Surrey pop-punk quartet Homebound are pleased to announce their third EP, ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’, will be released via Rude Records (Set It Off, Blood Youth, Less Than Jake) on 10th February.
Discussing the choice of title, vocalist Charlie Boughton reveals, “It is based on the idea that from choosing to be in a band and to pursue music, it has shaped my morals, what I value in life, my personality, the decisions I make whether serious or trivial, literally anything and everything… and ultimately made me who I am today.”
Following the premiere of lead single ‘Headspace’ on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show back in October, the band have also released a video for the track, which can be viewed here.
Boughton says of its meaning: “It’s very much how it sounds. After any sort of relationship break up, depending on what side of it you are on, there’s always a period of turmoil in which you are battling with yourself and your tendency to overthink and replay scenarios in your head. I found writing the song to be somewhat therapeutic and an effective means in which to vent what I was feeling.”
The Farnham four-piece, completed by guitarists Tom Mellon and Chris Wheatley and Joe Aspell-Beaumont on bass duties, reflect on the current crop of pop punk bands similarly trying to make their mark and how they fit in, or rather, are happy not to: “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 be expected of the EP? 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 RELEASE ‘THE MOUND YOU BUILD YOURSELF AROUND’ VIA RUDE RECORDS ON FEBRUARY 10TH. PRE-ORDER AT: http://smarturl.it/TMYBYAPhysical
PURCHASE THEIR SINGLE ‘HEADSPACE’ AT: http://smarturl.it/HeadspaceSingle
WATCH THE VIDEO TO ‘HEADSPACE’ AT: http://smarturl.it/HeadspaceVideo
FOLLOW HOMEBOUND ON SPOTIFY AT: http://smarturl.it/HomeboundSpotify
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