Homecamp is the side project of UK musician Adam Binder, frontman of indie/emo band Dearist (Spartan Records), and his friend, bassist Will Jones. The duo’s debut mini-album Did We Return As Something Else was mastered by Bob Cooper (Cult Dreams, Citizen, Self Defense Family) and was released on November 13th via Wiretap Records. With the new single, Two Doves, out, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the reception and the new album.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Two Doves?
It’s been good, though I think it’s been diversive with anyone that’s heard us in previous bands. There are no drums on Two Doves, no distorted guitars, all quiet clean vocals. It’s so far away from a rock song it’s bordering on commercial pop. Some people have really loved that however I think some people have been put off because of how soft it is. I think it really does speak to a different audience who we’ve not had much involvement with before.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
Two Doves is a soft and dreamy melancholic indie pop jam about yearning to be enough for someone.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
Our debut record Did We Return As Something Else came out on Nov 13th. I’m really excited to hear what people think, because it’s such a varied collection of songs and influences, I’m really interested in what the reaction will be. We’re hopefully going to do a few live videos to fill the gap where we can’t play shows. We’ve also started collating ideas for the next record already too.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
There’s a venue in Bristol called The Stag & Hounds. I think it has now been cleaned up but it has always been a bit run down every time I’ve played there. There’s two rooms where they put on shows and neither have a fully working PA system or a proper stage however I have so many fond memories of playing there and seeing some of my friends play amazing sets there. I’m looking forward to putting a live set together of the songs from DWRASE, I’ve always played in rock bands where the goal has always been to make it as loud and brash as possible, but with Homecamp the goal will just be making it as beautiful as possible.