A distinct sound is made when freshly polished Dr. Marten boots crunch through the snow in northern Canada’s frozen tundra. When the hum of traffic is low Dr. Marten boots make a hard rhythm on the cold concrete. Welcome to HOME FRONT, a beat, a sound unique to a working class city like Edmonton, Alberta. For seasoned DIY Punk musicians Graeme MacKinnon (No Problem//Wednesday Night Heroes) & Clint Frazier (Shout Out Out Out Out/Wet Secrets/Physical Copies) Home Front is the place, the medium, the perfect clash of Oi! Punk with 80s Synth Pop to create the new style of shoe gaze, or in this case, Boot Wave.
GAMES OF POWER, Home Front’s debut full length on North London’s LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS is the document, the main course to 2021’s Think of the Lie six song appetizer, the summation of making music during a global pandemic and political unrest. In a province like Alberta, Home Front is the alternative, a focus for a different kind of future. With the help of Polaris Prize winning producer Jonah Falco (Fucked Up/Career Suicide/Jade Hairpins) and Canadian Juno nominated Nik Kozub (Shout Out Out Out Out), Games Of Power has become an instant hit, beloved critically, smashing into an unassuming public like a scud missile. Meshing “Second Empire Justice” BLITZ, early NEW ORDER & THE CURE with their geography, Home Front’s sound is beautifully flawed- a new wave of Boot Gaze.
Clint Frazier’s pounding drum machines and sweeping synth hooks, Ian Rowley’s clanging guitars, Brandi Strauss & Warren Oostlander’s bulldozer bass & war drum rhythm section drive the sonic assault of Home Front’s live show. Prowling the stage like a panther Graeme MacKinnon brings a ferocity uncommon in today’s Post Punk scene. With guidance and vision from Ground Control Touring agents Andrew Ellis, Geoff McGovern & Gabe Sunshine, Home Front are mobilized and ready to bring their one of a kind live show on the road and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
Playing sold out shows across Canada and the United States with bands like POISON RUIN, FUCKED UP, LONG KNIFE, HIGH VIS & S.H.I.T. as well as crushing audiences overseas at last year’s Static Shock Festival in London. Home Front are ready to take on the world one stage at a time.