From the moment Dan first heard Jethro Tull’s A Passion Play, he knew he’d found the kind of music that he wanted to make. Chris, on the other hand, was well into his indie rock and had far more mainstream tastes. This – the unlikely combination of over-the-top prog with down-to-earth indie – is the basic recipe that makes for the sound of The Home Guard. As Norwegian music blog Acuvi put it: "An indescribable mix of so many genres of music, so perfectly combined."
Having originally met on their first day of primary school, Dan and Chris spent their student years gigging with various local bands in their home city of Peterborough, England, before setting up as a studio-based duo. They are proud that, despite their status as an independent act, they have had four different songs showcased nationally on BBC 6 Music and by Alex Zane, while at the same time making the cover disc of a UK music magazine.