Listen to 'Somewhere Behind' by Greylines, from 2012

Greylines are an alternative 4-piece from Lock Haven, PA, USA. Close To Home Records were very excited to release their debut EP 'Somewhere Behind' on CD and free digital download back in 2012.

This record was already out digitally by the time I got my ears around it, but luckily, even though the band managed some pretty impressive press in the States, most of the UK hadn't heard it. I jumped at the chance to be associated with such a fantastic EP.

Listen to 'Shortcuts' by Shortcuts, from 2012

I'm uploading the entire Close To Home Records discography on to YouTube over the next week or so, and we start with Shortcuts self titled from 2012.

This is the record that kick-started Close To Home Records back in 2012. No one would release my bands EP... so I did. 4 years later here we are.

Personally, I'm still pretty proud of this little 3-track EP. It was the first time I'd been a part of a band who recorded something, and it was also the first time I got to read nice things about something I'd done in A Short Fanzine About Rocking, which I thought was the coolest thing ever.

We also played shows with Into It. Over It.KojiStartersDriveway,BasementDead SwansMoose BloodLosing Sleep... the list goes on. Basically - it was a fun time, and this EP acts as a time capsule for that brand of melodic hardcore / pop-punk crossover that blew-up in 2009... even though it was released in 2012.

Dearist - 'This House Has No Windows' Released, Available on 12" and For FREE Download

You can now stream, download (FOR FREE) and buy (on 12") the debut album from Dearist, 'This House Has No Windows'. The record has been picking up positive reviews across the internet with a massive 10/10 from Toxic Online, 9/10 from Amp Kicker and 8/10 from The Soundboard to name a few.

Click the image of the heavyweight 12" to be taken to the webstore

Click the image of the heavyweight 12" to be taken to the webstore

Formed in the sleepy midland city of Wolverhampton, the band started out as a studio side project for Kyoto Drive's Adam Binder but quickly became his main focus. Completing a live line up in 2014 recruiting fellow Kyoto band mate Mitch Davis and long-time friends Chris Tucker and Mike Ingram. 'This House Has No Windows' presents a British take on the likes of American pioneers Fugazi, Rival Schools and Thursday. 

A phrase as broad as emo doesn’t quite encapsulate the scope of Binder’s writing – to describe it as “emotional” would be selling it short, rather this is truly emotive and dynamic rock music with an anxious intensity that bubbles below the surface, a sense of suburban unrest that brushes uneasily up against the sprawling of concrete and the claustrophobia of modern inner-city life.

You can catch the band on tour with the fantastic Calls Landing in November.

You can catch the band on tour with the fantastic Calls Landing in November.

You can find more info and keep up to date with Dearist on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Up To 50% OFF at Close To Home Records!

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Walleater and The New Tusk return to Power Lunches - September 9th 2015

Over a year after both bands shared the Power Lunches stage at Walleater's 7" release show, they are back - this time with help from Glasgow-based Flakes and Stairwells, who are making the trip over from Dublin.

Presented by, seemingly new, DIY promoters 'Perfectly Cromulent', the show is billed as show #001. Hopefully this means the excellent line up is the first of many.

Walleater released a two-part 7" EP through Close To Home in 2014 and 2015 respectively before signing to USA label Tiny Engines, while The New Tusk gave us the privilege of releasing their debut EP back in 2013.


Faux set to play two EP release shows.

Faux will be celebrating the release of their physical copies of 'Patterns' at The Joiners in Southampton, alongside Max Raptor, Yearbook and Swim Good on the 26th February, then not long after at The Music Box in Salisbury on 28th February, supported by Press To Meco, Crasters Wives and The Sour Taste.

26th - Facebook Event / 28th - Facebook Event