Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

Modest Mouse, Eagles, Ball Park Music


band members

Vinny Russell (vocals, guitar) - Lucy McKenzie - McHarg (violin, vocals) - Jeffrey Burr (bass, vocals) - Brianna Cox (keys, vocals) - Benjamin Lefoe (guitar, mandolin, harmonica) - Josh Holt (percussion)


Influences

Big Scary, Fleet Foxes, Beatles


Unearthed artists we like

The Messengers, Dirt Farmer, Lars and the Prussians


Website

www.thehoundshomebound.com

Bio

We are The Hounds Homebound.
We are a six-piece band originally from Yackandandah, then we were short term Brisbane dwellers but we now call Melbourne home.

After forming a band in 2012 and releasing our own music, we soon found ourselves inundated with enthusiasm. We were quickly compared to bands such as Ball Park Music, Vampire Weekend, Presidents of the USA and The Cat Empire, and given 4-5 star ratings by several triple J hosts alongside descriptions as ‘smooth and energetic,’ ‘jazzy/funky,’ ‘quirky with gypsy vibes’ and even ‘full on nuts.’

2013 was a great year for us, with the release of our debut EP and success in winning The FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. With the support of countless new friends we fervently continued to write new music and to expose it to all kinds of audiences throughout Australia, ranging from a handful of partygoers in the tiny remote Victorian town of Yaapeet to a shitting-your-pants-worthy crowd at the Sydney Opera House.

2014 brought us packed residencies at The Worker's Club in Melbourne, shows in VIC, NSW and QLD, Australia-wide plays on national and community radio, and the opportunity to spend 6 months in Brisbane living, writing and playing together. Following this getaway, Vinny took off on a round-the-world trip as the others relocated to Melbourne.

Now that we're all back in the same vicinity, 2015 will be a year for new music, the rekindling our love affair with live shows and some good old fashioned fun times.

Review

Review by Kyran Wheatley Kyran Whea...

11 May 2014

Triple J
45

Awesome pop tune. Really love the bassline... carrying me straight to the dancefloor. Ace

Awesome pop tune. Really love the bassline... carrying me straight to the dancefloor. Ace

Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

02 Jul 2013

Triple J
40

What a killer track! A little bit Ball Park Music, a little bit Presidents of the USA, a real lot of fun. Nice work guys.

What a killer track! A little bit Ball Park Music, a little bit Presidents of the USA, a real lot of fun. Nice work guys.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

17 Jul 2013

Triple J
40

This song just bolts out of the gate and then there's no stopping it. And why would you want to? This is heaps of fun!

This song just bolts out of the gate and then there's no stopping it. And why would you want to? This is heaps of fun!