By Charlotte Lascelles
It appears that the North has been nurturing a lot of homegrown talent and, after the uprising and influence of modern pop-punk bands like Neck Deep, The Story So Far and WSTR, they are starting to be given the recognition that they deserve.
Home Wrecked from South Yorkshire, made up of members Joe Daniels (Vocals), Dan Peddis (Bass), Richard Copley (Guitar), Alastair Murphy (Guitar) and Ben Hinchliffe (Drums) were formed in the summer of 2016 after each member had been in bands like LIAR LIAR, Journals, Fallen From View and MIDAIR91.
"We've all known each other for a while as all members were parts of other bands in the local music scene years ago. Joe reached out to Ben, Richard and Dan to start a band and Ben and Richard brought Alastair along to do guitar as well. After a couple of practices we started writing (debut EP) When All Goes Wrong."
When It All Goes Wrong was released in December last year (available to download here) and spawned singles Never Say Never and Anxious Minds Think Alike.
They describe themselves as a "fresh, energetic, progressive pop-punk band". "We are all influenced from a variety bands from different genres, ranging from Thrice, Foals, Issues, The 1975 and today's modern pop punk bands like Story So Far and Neck Deep."
"Lyrically we write about everyday struggles such as anxiety, depression, alcoholism and break ups. Basically we are a dark band."
Despite only forming last summer they have been able to play Teddy Rocks, a music festival raises money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity, "We felt our set at Teddy Rocks went down really well. We've had a lot of great feedback and it was all for a good cause!"
As well as playing at Fat Lip Festival in June. "We'd like to say thank you to everyone who voted for us to be on this amazing festival. It will be great exposure for the band and hopefully we'll come away with some new fans. Seeing our name on the poster with some of our favourite bands is amazing."
They're also opening for Better Days show at Think Tank. "It will be our first time there and we cannot wait. From what we can tell they're a great set of lads with some banging tunes so it will without a doubt be a great night."
"Beginning of May we start to record our second EP which hasn't got a name yet. We plan to release 2-3 music videos over the duration of the summer as well as tour tour tour."