It’s just over two weeks until The Mould You Build Yourself Around, the latest EP from Homebound releases. If you need reminding just how great this release is, check out our review here. Vocalist Charlie Boughton exhibits his honest opinion on the pop punk scene saying “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. 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.”
Not only has this mantra fuelled an excellent EP, however, but the cover artwork is striking.
Homebound have disclosed some detail about the origins of this artwork designed by Jake Carruthers.
“We’d been following Jake Carruthers work for some time and knew he’d be the right guy for our artwork. We didn’t have anything specific in mind apart from something simple and for there to be a focal point to the piece. The Mould You Build Yourself Around 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.
The songs specifically depict scenarios whereby these things have come into act and have affected my life and relationships with others. Having explained this to Carruthers, he came back with a number of concepts but this was the one that stood out to us. I like to think it shows that even something as well-crafted and designed as a sculpture can over time, become weathered and fragile. And much like the sculpture depicted in the art, we as people are no different, regardless of the life we choose for ourselves; how we ‘craft’ our lives so to speak.”
Here’s Sonder, one of the most accomplished tracks on the EP to give you another taste of what is to come.