H O M E T I M E is the name under which Dubliner Tony Kavanagh releases music. A range of songwriting partnerships over the years has seen him amass a diverse back catalogue of songs, some of which form the basis of debut album, PAST IMPERFECT. Seven of the ten songs were co-written with former bandmate, Gavin Murphy. HOMETIME's forthcoming album is rooted firmly in pop territory, heavy on the electronics.
" With a name as common as mine, I knew I'd need to create a clearer identity.
HOMETIME seemed like a fair option: it kinda suggests a band or a collective
and, for me, music has always been a collaborative endeavour.
Gavin and I started writing together ages ago. We really clicked. He's a terrific
guitarist, but the way I approached our songs for this album is very electronic.
They're light years from the songs' organic roots. But it's a testament to the
songs that they adapt so well to different genres."
The set is rounded off with two self-penned numbers, and another - the lead single, GRATITUDE - is co-written with producer, Sean Hurley.
" GRATITUDE's dance pop style will probably surprise Sean's crew. He's a rock
guitarist, but kindly left his comfort zone for this project. Everything was
recorded and mixed in his studio -- Little Bear, in Dublin. Because we had to
work on each other's downtime, we got to relax and try different things out. "