Homesafe are the new project from Knuckle Puck vocalist and bassist, Ryan Rumchaks. Newly signed to Pure Noise Records, their debut album 'One' has just landed.
Hey Ryan, how’s it going?
Hello! It's going just dandy. Life is good.
You guys have been kicking around for a little while now, how long have you been working on your debut album for?
We started recording 'One' in mid-December last year (2017) and finished it up at the end of January (2018).
How much of the album was complete when you signed your record deal, what was the process like there?
A lot of riffs and song ideas were existent far before we decided to sign with anyone actually! We're always writing.
We did a bit of touring last year, talked with some labels and decided it was time to record a record.
What do you most want to achieve with your songs?
Keeping everything as raw and honest as possible. And loud.
How does your recent material compare to your early stuff?
Our newer stuff is definitely more rocky, loud and driven. But at the same time, we always like to mix in slower, softer stuff once in a while. We like to keep things dynamic. We don't like when two songs sound too alike.
What are some of the biggest challenges facing new bands these days?
I feel like it's really easy nowadays to get caught up in all of the bullshit that comes with being a band, rather than just getting on stage and playing a God damn song. A band's live performance will always be the most important part of being a band, in my opinion. It's easy to get distracted by all the extras, I guess is what I'm saying.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing with your life?
I'd be quite the useless person, haha!
Album aside, do you lot have big plans for the rest of the year?
Yes! We're leaving for a headline tour this summer in support of our new record, 'One'. More touring and more touring and touring on top of that... Come see us live! Thanks for having me.
Taken from the August issue of Upset. Homesafe's debut album 'One' is out now.
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