Charlie Boughton, Homebound’s vocalist, took some time to answer questions about the band’s new EP, More to Me Than Misery and their headlining tour. Check it out!
More to Me Than Misery released in August, so what has the reception of the EP been like?
It’s been really positive in these last few weeks. People have taken to the songs really well and hearing stories about how they have connected with them means so much.
What was the inspiration behind the EP?
More to Me Than Misery draws on the many pitfalls when searching for happiness in love and life. Last year was possibly the best and worst of my life for the very same reasons and you begin to fear the very things that once made you who you are. Although the name of the record draws from quite a poignant lyric, I wanted the title of the record to be seen as a positive outcome to the hardships I experienced.
You also just wrapped up a headlining tour. How did that go?
It was a humbling week for us. To have so many come out in numbers to see us was very special. We were apprehensive and nervous about doing a headline tour but we were shocked at just how many people care about this band.
You’ve been a band for over four years now, how would you say that things have changed since 2014?
We’ve definitely improved at our craft. We didn’t really know what we were doing back then and we’ve slowly but surely learnt more about ourselves as individuals, musicians and as a band. We’ve made plenty of mistakes a long the way which has both helped and hindered us in our journey. Musically, we’re still evolving and finding what fits us best.
When did you first start working with Rude Records? How has the label helped the band grow?
We first started talking to these guys back in the summer of 2016 when they had expressed an interest in our then unreleased EP, ‘The Mould You Build Yourself Around’. They’ve been enthusiastic every step of the way and have always matched our ambition. It’s important to work with like-minded people who understand what you want to achieve and they’ve done everything they can to do that. It’s allowed us to fully focus on being a band and write music.
Now that the EP is out and the tour wrapped up, what are your plans for the remainder of the year? Any plans to come to the U.S. for some shows?
Touring the U.S. is the end goal but it’s very difficult for bands to get to a point where they can make that trip a reality. There’s a lot that goes into it so hopefully that something that can happen sooner rather than later. For now, we want to build on MTMTM, and continue to spread the good word about it.
Thank you for your time! Where can the readers keep up with the band?
Keep up to date with us on all socials @homebounduk and on Spotify. 🖤