Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

vampire weekend, Modest Mouse, The Cat Empire


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, Beirut


Unearthed artists we like

The Messengers , Dirt Farmer , Lars and the Prussians


Website

www.thehoundshomebound.com

Bio

Northeast Victorian 6-piece The Hounds Homebound made the trek to Brisbane to get some R & R & R - riting new tunes, recording, and a rchange of scenery. Hungry for inspiration (and sick of the rain), they left the comfortable and endlessly supportive town of Yackandandah for the Sunshine State in July of 2014.

They currently reside in a hazardous, possum infested old house in the suburbs and spend their time earning a pittance at cafes and pubs, cooking far too many sausages and eternally annoying their downstairs neighbours, who keep their blinds and doors firmly shut. With their 2013 debut release having been written and recorded while they were still in school, The Hounds Homebound mark this tree change as a coming of age - to work on a follow up release that will lend from experiences between the release of Diamond People and now.

After forming a band in 2012 and releasing their own music, they soon found themselves inundated with enthusiasm. They 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.’

Their determination to perform on any day, anywhere and to any crowd with the same absurd amount of passion and gusto led them to success in winning The FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands of 2013 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. With the support of countless new friends they 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.

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 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!

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.