Band Spotlight: Hometruths

In our latest band spotlight, we catch up with Manchester hardcore standouts, Hometruths. Hey guys, how are you today? We’re fine thank you very much! Your artwork is ace, how […]

In our latest band spotlight, we catch up with Manchester hardcore standouts, Hometruths.

Please Like us on Facebook to continue reading.

Hey guys, how are you today?

We’re fine thank you very much!

Your artwork is ace, how important is that visual side to the band?

Thank you. The visual aesthetic of our band is very important, only coming second to our music. We’re trying to create our band into a brand or a movement, to achieve that we think it’s really important to be conscious of the visual side to our band.

What motivates you outside of music, think people, places and things?

As sad as it is we’re motivated by injustice and wrongdoings in the world. When a new news story breaks or we witness something unjust it motivates us to do more. A major issue that we’re trying to address at the moment is the rising number of homelessness that is occurring in the UK. Over the last year the number of homeless people has risen by 30%, we feel that’s unacceptable, although nothing is currently set in stone we are working on trying to help in our own way.

What tips would you give to any emerging hardcore act, or indeed heavy band coming out now, in terms of approaching success and staying motivated?

Don’t follow the herd. Be innovative, be creative.

What’s been a career highlight so far?

Our career highlight would be signing with CI Records. The majority of bands strive to sign to a record label, but what has been the best part of the experience is getting to work with like minded people who understand our band.

What were some of the biggest challenges in building the EP?

We are all students at university and we were recording the EP during a time where we all had deadlines to meet. Trying to balance our deadlines with finding time to finish the record was very challenging, but we made it work.

What about some of the best experiences?

We worked with Erik Bikerstaffe on the record, he brought a whole new dynamic to the band that we hadn’t considered before. His approach to production is very hands and is very passionate about his work. Having someone like that work with us on the record was definitely the highlight of the recording process.

Will you continue the Open Your Eyes message and imagery going forward?

The message we convey in Open Your Eyes is not just something that we feel are finished with there are a number of topics that we decided not to talk about on this record and that may be something we explore in future releases. The stand point we take on the topics we discuss on the EP are deep-rooted within us as a band so it would be hard not to convey them going forward as a band. As a band we are in our infancy, however we are not the type of musicians to sonically remain in one space. You can expect an evolution in our sound on our next release from that you hear on Open Your Eyes.

Dom Smith

About Dom Smith

Editor.