We are so glad to be here with you all today. We have headed over to England to chat with Homebound. UK pop-punk act, Homebound are thrilled to release their brand new EP, More To Me Than Misery. They also have released a brand new single off the EP, entitled “Indelible,” a notably slower and softer song on the EP about “Taking influence from the word’s meaning, it highlights the significance of people and how their actions can leave a lasting impressions on others for better or for worse,” said Vocalist Charlie Boughton. Lets get right into it!
@skopemag: Where are we talking from today?
Home! Which for us is Surrey (in England obviously!)
@skopemag: What is the most current project that you are working on at the moment?
We recently released our new EP More to Me Than Misery which is still very much at the forefront of our minds!
@skopemag: Got any music posted that we can stream and check out?
Absolutely, you can stream our entire discography across all online streaming services! Remember to follow us on socials HomeboundUK (Twitter, Instagram)
@skopemag: When you began your journey in music were your family/friends supportive?
Always, for me personally I’ve grown up in a musical family so it’s always been apart of what I’ve grown up around. They’ve been nothing but supportive since the bands inception, through the good and the bad. Having a strong support network around you regardless of what is you do in life is so important.
@skopemag: What is it about music that you knew this was more important than all other artistic endeavours?
All art has its value as a means of expression and music isn’t superior to any other but for me it is something that I connected with from a young age. It’s ability to provoke emotion and feeling is something I wanted to achieve which is what got me into song writing and performing.
@skopemag: What do you think makes some artist/bands resonate with the masses when others do not?
That’s not always easy to pinpoint but people do want to connect with a person or a story. Showing your personality whether that’s in your music or your presence gives an audience someone to relate to.
@skopemag: What other bands/artists do you respect & inspire you?
We all have listen to a variety of music so we try to put as much of that into our own music whether that’s reflected in the music or not. Artists such as The Used and Underoath were a big influence on our latest record which I think comes across in the songs.
@skopemag: When you are not doing music what else do you enjoy?
Nothing out of the ordinary! TV and Film, watching football, video games and most importantly, spending time with friends and family.
@skopemag: How do you test whether your new song is a keeper or not?
I usually get a sense of it if I find I have the melodies stuck in my head. Sometimes it’s just a feeling, sometimes you just need to step back from the song and come back to it with fresh ears to get a sense of perspective which can be difficult when it’s your own work. That’s why having a good producer is essential in giving you that impartial view on your music.
@skopemag: How much time per week do you devote to music & social media marketing?
Music more often than not is on my mind. When you’re in a band, it’s not like a normal job which you leave in the office, you live it every minute which has its pros and cons for sure.
@skopemag: Should I feel guilt as an industry insider for paying $10 a month for Amazon Music Unlimited and having access to all music as I please?
For better or for worse, that is just how things are now and we all have to move with the times. When I can, I still try to directly go through a band or local record store for when purchasing music. I’m a bit of a traditionalist in that sense.
@skopemag: What kind of environment & mood do you feel most creative towards your music?
I tend to get ideas at the most random of times. I can sit down in a room for hours and get nothing but then when I’m at work or trying to sleep I’ll get melody ideas popping up. Generally though, the less distractions the better!
@skopemag: When are you most inspired to create music?
It can be after hearing a new album or off the back of a tour. Getting the buzz and feeling of emotion I spoke about before often inspires me.