Hounds Expresses Future Plans, Music, and More!

Mixer-uppers HOUNDS has a style of sound that is a mix bag according to them. Since forming though, they express details about the past, present, and future plans of what they have planned next. 

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We have been around since 2013 although not always know as H.O.U.N.D.S. We are spawned from  our former name Dead Town Nothing.

For three years Dead Town Nothing toured heavily and pushed hard before disaster struck as the result of a sobering personal loss which forced us to hit the brakes, take stock and re-evaluate our position. An inevitable hiatus followed before we went our separate ways in 2016. This year, however, we reformed under the moniker HOUNDS. The reason why we decided to come back was because we all missed playing in a band together and in a way had some unfinished business as a band. We didn’t however feel it was right to come back as Dead Town because too much time had gone by and what was needed was a re invention and a metamorphosis of the past and so H.O.U.N.D.S was born. Not all the original members returned which was understandable and some new faces came on board but that was a good thing because it felt like a new chapter in the story even more.  But all of us members that are current have always known each other or played in bands together at some point , so the feeling and atmosphere is the same as it was when we were DTN. Since coming back things have gone strength to strength in ways we could never of imagined, not only the response from our incredibly amazing and loyal fan base that has also grown from the U.K. to Europe and the USA, but also we signed to Kingside Records in the USA and we are managed by Terror Crew Productions Canada, they have both been amazing and, yea an amazing opportunity for us as a band. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

H.O.U.N.D.S originally was going to be a song title back when Dead Town Nothing were causing chaos. When we had discussions about returning our current band name came into discussion when we were hatching the plan of evolving the band. It seemed very fitting to change the name to H.O.U.N.D.S and yea it just stuck. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Our home town is the Isle of Wight in the U.K. Most of the members our still based there and this is where we practice and create our music. Ash our front man lives in sunny Dorset and comes down to be with us at practices and other band activities! The scene on the Isle of Wight is a small one and with current COVID pandemic is non existent, but there are a few alternative bands around. But we hope when things improve and venues start opening up again this will change. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is a mixed bag really. We are predominantly a Hardcore band, however we also mix in a lot of modern metal styles into our music so you have this hybrid of hardcore and metal, and we as individuals all have different influences and like different styles, so we try and encompass that into our music, and strangely it seems to work, and we have always written this way as a band.  

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We so far have released a fair bit despite the current pandemic. When we came back to the scene as H.O.U.N.D.S we decided to re release Death Town Nothings two studio albums on to one release called "The Dead Town Nothing Tapes" the reason this was done was because we wanted to reconnect with our followers and fans, but also we wanted the Dead Town era to be part of the story and history of the H.O.U.N.D.S and we are honoring the past while embracing our future also. 

We then back in November 2020 released our debut single as H.O.U.N.D.S called  "BEAST" this really marked the start of our new journey and the response we had was incredible and went beyond anything we expected. 

Following this in February of this year we then decided to keep our fans and followed on their toes and we surprised them by dropping our second single "SNAKES" without any warning! Again the response has so far been amazing and well we can’t really describe the feeling of the support we have received on both these singles.  When listening to us you can expect an assault to the ears    with venomous blasts of hardcore metal. Amalgamating our  passion for angular metal riffs and aggressive hardcore, and just good old fashion HEAVY! 

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Ahhh you will have to wait and see! But what we can tell you is that "BEAST" is being re released this Friday and remastered on our record label across all streaming and download platforms as well as physical release through our label on CD and Vinyl, they have some cool bundles on offer! we cannot wait!! We wanted to bring "BEAST" home to the label and so we thought a remastered version was the the best way to do it. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are currently in the process of trying to book shows and tours as we know things are slowly starting open up and bookings are taking place, but there is still great uncertainty for everyone with how things will pan out and so we are just waiting for that green light! and anyone who would like to book us can contact our manager Eric over and Terror Crew Productions Canada. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Our plans is simple really, tour ,play shows and have a good time, and anything else that may come along with that, we will be truly grateful for! For us as a band it’s about having a good time and enjoying the experiences we have so far. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our music across all streaming and download platforms like Spotify, Apple Music etc. And you can buy our merchandise  over in our webstore https://www.houndsuk.bigcartel.com or from our label https://www.kingsiderecords.bigcartel.com.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?


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