Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Hometime.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
HOMETIME: Despite its band-sounding name, Hometime is essentially a solo project. It marks a return to music after a period of post-band quiet and it’s a compete labour of love. The bad thong about not being a bigger collective is that there are fewer people to bounce ideas off, but the upside is that there’s far less compromise required. The bottom line is that I’m really enjoying things on my own terms and at my own pace.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
HOMETIME: I’m not sure I’ve ever answered this question the same way twice. I think I more often list the artists I’m a fan of – and that’s sometimes different to the places I get ideas from. And when it comes to recording an album, everybody involved is an influence themselves.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
HOMETIME: My latest release is my third single. It’s called “It Beats Living Alone.” It’s a mid-paced piece of electronica with a soulful vocal and lyrics about the cowardice and self-delusion of staying in a failing relationship. I’ve been very lucky with the response. The word “beautiful” keeps getting used by radio presenters and that is incredibly humbling to hear.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
HOMETIME: There hasn’t been a Hometime live show yet, so it’s hard to say. This project is different to anything I’ve done before. But the songs are great, so I’m confident that they’d lend themselves to a live show, if I were able to muster the courage!
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
HOMETIME: I’ve been in a bunch of bands over the years. It’s been a fantastic experience, and one of the biggest things I’ve learned is that you need to nail the project in hand before looking at the next steps. If I’m still having as much fun in five years time, I’ll consider myself lucky.