In 2011 four friends picked up their musical instruments and started to jam, influenced on the one side by older artists such as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen, and on the other side by contemporaries The Gaslight Anthem, Social Distortion, The Loved Ones and Alkaline Trio. Within a year, the guys played an impressive 50 shows and built up a fierce live reputation...and all of that without even a recording to their name!
March 2012 brings change to that, as it sees the release of the band's debut 5-track EP Old Hearts (the title track including guest vocals by acoustic Punk Rocker Tim van Tol), which the band promoted with over 70 shows. In an April interview for swnk.org, that gained TRH the raving introduction, “Four guys from Enschede with a Hardcore attitude and a mainstream sound taking over the world step by step...”! Due to their already gained live reputation, the band also landed support slots with the likes of (Belgian) Drive Like Maria, (Australian) King Cannons, (American) Reno Divorce, and (UK's) Toy Dolls. No surprise then, that the band's self-released digipak of their EP was sold out in record time. So the Dutch four turned to Shield Recordings for e re-release of the EP, an offer which the label took on with open hands, delivering the EP on both CD and one-sided 12-inch EP in the Fall of 2012.
Enter 2013, and after having canned 6 new songs (during February) for the new EP which now demands our attention, the band uses the cold start of the year to embark on its first short European tour through Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Belgium. The guys haven't slowed down their momentum much since, playing venues all over Holland but, evidently, looking forward to the EP's release show in their hometown's venue Atak, on June 28. After that, the band hopes to promote its new EP with additional shows, both in venues and on the Summer festivals...but before you go and look up where the band will be playing (in the “shows” section of the band's website (http://) theroadhome.nl), you can check out some songs first, perhaps?
In the “media” section of the band's own website, you'll find a possibility to listen to all songs from the first EP, and view a threesome of videos. No material off the new EP yet (not on the band's MySpace an/or facebook either), but the material which is posted already shows the band's “grown-up” attitude towards Punk Rock!