Home Grown have been around for a while now, and this EP is their seventh release to date. Their ‘Kings Of Pop’ album has sold over 10 000 copies in the UK and the band seemingly have a universal appeal. I haven’t ever really been too keen on this band in the past – I’ve always found their sound a bit annoying and monotonous, however I was prepared to give this EP a try, and after listening to it I’m really glad I did.
The band have clearly progressed a long way since their last CD, and have definitely matured and grown as a band. On display here are six tracks that highlight perfectly the bands progressing maturity from the last CD they put out, and as a result they are now sounding better than ever, and my estimation of the band has thus been increased. I particularly like the second track ‘Cross My Heart.’ This is a really great track and has some superb guitar hooks, amazing bass lines, some fine drum beats, and truly incredible vocals. It is also lyrically astounding and again the band is showing their maturity by writing songs of increased meaningfulness and they are forever gaining in originality.
I really like this EP – it shows a great deal of improvement from the band, and I am now confident that the next full length from this band really will be something special. I will definitely be looking out for this band in the future now, rather than tending to avoid their material.