Home Counties latest single is a blast of cosmic sounds from the 1970s transferred into modern times.
There’s a plethora of strange synth sounds that make this track so unique. It’s a beautifully frantic song that deserves to be played at basement raves.
They are particularly reminiscent of Squid, FEET and Cabbage. It sounds like they’ve taken the ‘Mad’ from Madchester and turned it up a notch.
Home Counties have always had a swagger about them, but with this latest track it really feels like they’re making a statement by pushing the boundaries of what they can experiment with.
Singer Will Harrison commented: “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”.
They’ve also not shied away from being political in their lyrics. In ‘That’s Where The Money’s Gone’ they explicitly express their frustrations with tax havens in Europe and the UK.
With regards to ‘Modern Yuppies’ single’s lyrical content, Will said: “The song is a comparison between the young urban professionals of the 1980s to those of today. It discusses the differences, the way that arrogance and conservatism have made way for self-doubt and socially ‘liberal’ political positions. Ultimately however, they are both plagued by the same condition – of constantly needing more.”
This track is an exciting glimpse of where Home Counties may go next. It feels like they’re drifting away from their indie roots and becoming more experimental with their songwriting and developing as musicians.
Listen to ‘Modern Yuppies’ here: