Home Counties – ‘You Break It, You Bought It’

Home Counties drop infectious new single ‘You Break It, You Bought It’

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Home Counties delivers their latest single, ‘You Break It, You Bought It,’ offering a hook-filled, grin-inducing commentary on the renting scene in London. Their debut album Exactly As It Seems set for release on May 3rd, 2024.

Following the success of last month’s ‘Uptight,’ ‘You Break It, You Bought It’ continues to showcase the band’s infectious energy and penchant for clever lyricism. Vocalist Lois Kelly’s sharp-witted observations on London’s rental woes intertwine seamlessly with intricate guitar work and funk-laced bass lines, embodying Home Counties’ signature blend of dance-punk. The track comes accompanied by an animated visualizer crafted by Theo Polyzoides (King Nun).

Speaking more on ‘You Break It, You Bought It,’ vocalist/guitarist Will Harrison said:

“Having lived for years in shoddy flats, and having recently moved to the extortionately priced area of East London, we focused on our experience of renting. The song talks about landlords’ refusal to improve conditions for their tenants and their eagerness to evict anyone threatening high-profit margins. In response, it encourages petty actions as if revolutionary behaviour: lose your keys, make blu tack stains, refuse to use coasters, don’t empty the toaster tray. In this way, it reflects the shift in lyricism on this album away from detached political commentary to using more mundane lived experiences of daily life, whilst still reflecting upon wider social issues.”

Produced entirely by the band’s guitarist Conor Kearney, Exactly As It Seems was recorded in a small studio in Hackney, where the band gathered each evening after work to craft their sound. Mixed by the acclaimed Andy Savours (Black Country New Road, Róisín Murphy, The Kills), the album captures the raw energy and infectious melodies that define Home Counties’ music.

‘You Break It, You Bought It’ is out now. The release of their highly anticipated debut album, Exactly As It Seems, is scheduled for release on May 3rd, 2024, via Submarine Cat Records.

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