Home Counties

Musicians — Bristol

Name, where are you from?
Home Counties, dispersed around the country but predominantly Bristol.

What do you do?
Slap the bass, play guitar using chromatic notes and turn the mod wheel up on the synth so it’s like ‘bjooooo’. Dan plays the drums well.

Describe your style in three words?
Beer belly disguising.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Death Grips at Colston Hall in Bristol stands out in my memory. Barn drank too much ‘Pheasant Plucker’ before and was on the floor throwing up. We didn’t think he was gonna make it but he pulled through and danced the entire show. They kept the lights on which made it sort of anti-climatic, as we had wanted to see them for years, but I guess it added to the uncomfortableness.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Talking Heads, as I love watching ‘Stop Making Sense’ and would love to have been it first hand. DEVO for the theatrics and wonkiness.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
One would be the whole CBGB thing of 70s New York (if you can call that a subculture) as it birthed Television, Talking Heads, Blondie, etc. Those bands are a source of a lot of inspiration for us.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Bernie Worrell would be a great person to meet, just so he could show us how he got those synth tones.

Of all the independent venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh was a favourite of ours when we supported Pip Blom for some northern dates a few years back, as Haze. It’s a tiny little place and it was rammed for our support slot, and the staff and punters were very kind.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I think Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos could qualify, standing out from a lot of the landfill indie of the time. Very interesting guitar work and so danceable.


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The first track you played on repeat?
'Insania' by Peter Andre was the first CD I bought in HMV with my granddad, and I did love it.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Parquet Courts’ 'Master of My Craft'. That song in particular, but also the album in its entirety, became a collective favourite of our friendship group and has remained since.

One record you would keep forever?
Television’s 'Marquee Moon'.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"Listen to me
I'm on the stereo stereo
Oh my baby baby baby baby babe
Gave me malaria hysteria"

Pavement - 'Stereo'. Pavement inspired a less serious approach to lyric writing for this project.

A song you wished you had written?
Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ - pure mastery of pop songwriting.

Best song to turn up loud?
Slipknot’s ‘Psychosocial’ is a staple of the journeys in the van. I loved Slipknot when I was younger and I continue to enjoy the melodrama of it.

Best song to bring people together?
Queen - ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Girls Aloud - ‘Sound of the Underground’.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
Robbie Williams - ‘Bodies’. It’s so bad it’s good.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
‘Wish You Were Here’ by Pink Floyd usually ends the night on an emotional note.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
I’m really enjoying Drug Store Romeos’ new track ‘Frame of Reference’ at the moment. The song is so beautiful and I love the Casio-vibes. I’m also loving Public Body and their latest single ‘Presenteeism’, a project involving our friend and producer Theo Verney. Bristol friends Norman have also just put out an incredible video/mixtape ‘Songs from the basement, The Old England etc’.

Name, where are you from?
Home Counties, dispersed around the country but predominantly Bristol.

What do you do?
Slap the bass, play guitar using chromatic notes and turn the mod wheel up on the synth so it’s like ‘bjooooo’. Dan plays the drums well.

Describe your style in three words?
Beer belly disguising.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Death Grips at Colston Hall in Bristol stands out in my memory. Barn drank too much ‘Pheasant Plucker’ before and was on the floor throwing up. We didn’t think he was gonna make it but he pulled through and danced the entire show. They kept the lights on which made it sort of anti-climatic, as we had wanted to see them for years, but I guess it added to the uncomfortableness.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Talking Heads, as I love watching ‘Stop Making Sense’ and would love to have been it first hand. DEVO for the theatrics and wonkiness.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
One would be the whole CBGB thing of 70s New York (if you can call that a subculture) as it birthed Television, Talking Heads, Blondie, etc. Those bands are a source of a lot of inspiration for us.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Bernie Worrell would be a great person to meet, just so he could show us how he got those synth tones.

Of all the independent venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh was a favourite of ours when we supported Pip Blom for some northern dates a few years back, as Haze. It’s a tiny little place and it was rammed for our support slot, and the staff and punters were very kind.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I think Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos could qualify, standing out from a lot of the landfill indie of the time. Very interesting guitar work and so danceable.


www.instagram.com/homecountiesmusic

www.facebook.com/homecountiesmusic

The first track you played on repeat?
'Insania' by Peter Andre was the first CD I bought in HMV with my granddad, and I did love it.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Parquet Courts’ 'Master of My Craft'. That song in particular, but also the album in its entirety, became a collective favourite of our friendship group and has remained since.

One record you would keep forever?
Television’s 'Marquee Moon'.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"Listen to me
I'm on the stereo stereo
Oh my baby baby baby baby babe
Gave me malaria hysteria"

Pavement - 'Stereo'. Pavement inspired a less serious approach to lyric writing for this project.

A song you wished you had written?
Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ - pure mastery of pop songwriting.

Best song to turn up loud?
Slipknot’s ‘Psychosocial’ is a staple of the journeys in the van. I loved Slipknot when I was younger and I continue to enjoy the melodrama of it.

Best song to bring people together?
Queen - ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Girls Aloud - ‘Sound of the Underground’.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
Robbie Williams - ‘Bodies’. It’s so bad it’s good.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
‘Wish You Were Here’ by Pink Floyd usually ends the night on an emotional note.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
I’m really enjoying Drug Store Romeos’ new track ‘Frame of Reference’ at the moment. The song is so beautiful and I love the Casio-vibes. I’m also loving Public Body and their latest single ‘Presenteeism’, a project involving our friend and producer Theo Verney. Bristol friends Norman have also just put out an incredible video/mixtape ‘Songs from the basement, The Old England etc’.

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