Home Counties have shared their new single 'Modern Yuppies'.
While the band's 'Redevelopment' EP may have shown off their indie punk leanings, this new song delivers some fizzing funk-pop thrills.
Embracing elasticity on a gleaming yet acerbic takedown of modern life, Home Counties push their sound in a fresh direction.
Out now, it finds Home Counties digging out their analogue synths and crackly drum machines during the endless free time of 2020.
A playful return - yet one that offers plenty of bite - it's packed with colour, verve, and a potent sense of purpose.
Singer Will Harrison comments... "Synths and drum machines were already something we were very keen to explore and 2020 provided us with an unexpected amount of free time to experiment. We dialled the disco influences up to the max and totally embraced that 70’s-cop-drama vibe for this pair of stand-alone singles. It feels like a bold declaration of who we are and it definitely gives a clearer taste of where we’re heading for our next EP”.
We're able to share the "zero budget" video and it's a triumph of lockdown ingenuity. Will continues...
"The song was written and recorded in the November lockdown when we found ourselves unable to go back to the studio. Stuck inside, we spent the month sending the stems back and forth. The plan was to emerge from lockdown and head straight to London for a photo and videoshoot in December but things did not go to plan and we soon found ourselves trapped again."
"We actually put this video together last Monday (11th Jan), the day before the single release. I think you can see the isolation taking its toll on us. I spent my hour of daily exercise playing synth to some local sheep."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Yaz Stone
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