The Band’s new single showcases their aptness for wonk-pop doozies

By Callie Winch

Home Counties return today with ‘Dad Bod’, their second single, and have announced their signing to Oxford-based label Alcopop Records. Today’s release further creates anticipation for the band’s debut EP ‘Redevelopment’ which will be out September 4th.

Previously touring with the likes of Shame, Sports Team, Hotel Lux and Pip Blom, Home Counties combine angular guitar work with furious percussion to create socially charged anthems that are both lyrically tongue-in-cheek and scathingly satirical.

Debut single ‘Redevelopment’ was released in March to much acclaim, but their new single tackles the idea of the ‘progressive’ metropolitan man and his relationship with middle-class privilege. Will Harrison, the band’s vocalist and songwriter explains: “The song initially takes a light-hearted standpoint listening the aesthetic traits and status symbols of modern men before moving on to address a darker side which is hidden behind the comfortability and respectfulness of a ‘Dad Bod’”.

Listen to ‘Dad Bod’ here:

‘Dad Bod’ is out now digitally on SoundCloud and Spotify and is available on a limited run of cassettes via the Alcopop webstore.


Upcoming tour dates for Home Counties include:

7th October – The Lanes, Bristol w/ Phobophobes

9th October – Hope & Ruin, Brighton w/ Phobophobes

14th October – Supersonic, Paris

16th October – Left of The Dial Festival, Rotterdam