I think the weekend is a good time for some indie pop tinged with bluesy funky rock beats. Catchy stuff for sure , read on kids, dance away and shake it crazy to the fun tracks from Homes….
Meet – Homes
1) For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band?
HOMES begun its life out of the ashes of a previous jazz rock experiment called karedig, which is semi translation of the word niceness in welsh. The band lasted a year and before I knew it a heavier reincarnation was started to be jammed by new members. We were always rehearsing in houses and liked calling it homes with the mexican pronunciation so it stuck…as in ‘whats up homes’?
2) Who would you list as your musical influences?
Debussy, Ratatat, Kevin Ayers,
3) What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
Probably doing an interview for 50thirdand3rd!
4) What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years?
Well we’d certainly love to build our audience further a field like europe as we’ve got followers building and growing from germany, spain, italy and france. I guess we should probably get over there while we still can!
5) What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Annoyingly a lot of my personal favourite albums were recorded between 1965 and 1974, but I have to say I’m a big fan of Metronomy’s love letters…beautiful pop record, with hooks galore and a fantastic 60’s style all analogue production.
6) Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
It might be a modern neccessary evil, but I think its of paramount importance to be able to communicate with you’re fans followers and punters effectively. Social media helps you that well. Within seconds you can tell every single person who digs what you do that your new tracks up or you’ve got a video out which is awesome. Imagine doing that even 15 years ago where you had big newspaper and magazine campaigns which cost loads and now you can do that yourself for free.
7) Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?
Everyones got an opinion which is what makes life colourful and the music we make interesting. I think you’ve got to take the feedback as constructive and not destructive, otherwise you’ll end up down the local dog and bone drowning your sorrows….”oh man why does the NME hate me”?
8) If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?
I’d love to tour europe, amercia and japan. And pretty much anywhere hot! Do bands tour Mauritius?
9) Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?
Bloody hell I think it can do both, even summon the magic gods of psychadelia. I swear i was listening to hendrix last night and he came to me in a dream to ask ‘if i’d seen joes plastic gun’?
10) Any last thoughts for your fans?