What is the band’s name?
Hand Made House
How did you come up with the band’s name?
I was writing a song about my friend who was going through a really difficult time and was feeling very alone. The last verse of the song had the lines:
“If hand made house
And heart makes home
You’ve got what it takes
To build one of your very own”
I felt like we had built a home within our band, and it felt like we had built it from the ground up. I remember telling the other guys I wanted that to be our “thing” we bring to the music industry. I want our fans to want to feel like a community when they come to ours shows. So, we pulled that line and named the band! – Tucker
What is your genre of music?
I would say pop/rock. Our last ep was pop, our first ep was rock, and everything else just falls right in the middle of the two. We’ve had a lot of hip hop influences, especially in the new single, but we are still pop/rock. – Amin
I would agree with Amin. We tend to lie somewhere in between pop/rock with our instrumentation, but we pull from a lot of random influences as well. – Tucker.
We mainly live within a band aesthetic using Pop and Rock elements the most. But we’re influenced by pretty much everything most recently hip hop. – Josh
Give us a little bio about you.
Hand Made House is coming back with a modern take on what it means to be a pop band. The band found traction with their debut EP, 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘐𝘵 𝘌𝘯𝘥s 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐’𝘮 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨, including their widely popular single, “Through You”, which received over 400,000 streams across platforms. Since then, HMH has been releasing nonstop singles. Their song “In Bloom”, gained traction without promotion, quickly becoming their top song on streaming platforms. Each new release, showcasing their broad range of musical ability picked up from their time at Berklee College of Music. From modern rock to soft modern pop, HMH brings raw honesty and authenticity to each genre that is mixed into their sound. With music that talks about navigating love and relationships in the 21st century, their work brings relatability and comfort to everyone who listens. Hand Made House has gained a following as an independent artist, amassing over a million streams on Spotify, and playing sold-out shows in their hometown, Boston. Together, lifelong friends Tucker Click and Josh Nardine (Lead vocals and drums, respectively), Maison Thomas-Eudy (guitar/vocals), and Amin Mortada (guitar/vocals) — have combined to create a sense of camaraderie between themselves and their fans — and help those who listen navigate heartbreak, and heart-breaking.
What made you go into music and who are your influences?
I always loved pop music from an early age. Getting new CDs from the Library was one of my favorite things to do. Later on I actually found out after playing the video game Rock Band that I wasn’t too bad at drums. So, I guess I stuck with it. – Josh
For me, I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t in love with music. I gave up sports at a young age because I was so invested in choirs, piano, and music in general. I think there wasn’t anything else that gave me the high that performing and playing music does. I’d say my influences change all the time. Currently they’re Phoebe Bridgers, Halsey, Lil Peep, Bon Iver, and Nothing But Thieves.
Are you a signed?
Nope, not currently.
Your new single ‘Like The Weather’, tell us more about the single.
Looking back now after finishing “Like The Weather” it’s definitely a combination of both our rock and pop influences. After releasing Honestly, Honesty. The band had a lot of life stuff going on, and revisiting an edgier sound was just a natural shift that we made based on what we were going through. At the time of writing the song the return to a more raw vibe was really exciting for everyone. It’s an honest song that really reflects how we were feeling at the time. – Amin
What is the meaning behind the single?
For me, this song was about not knowing what you want in a relationship. I feel like I’ve fallen in love multiple times, but my mind is telling me it’s not right and I’ll leave for no reason. So, Like the Weather is really about that constant change of some days I know I know what I want in a relationship, and some days I don’t. But at the end of the day I still love this person. -Tucker
Who did you work with on the single?
We actually do all the writing and recording ourselves right now. During Quarantine this was such a big help. – Josh
Describe the track in two words.
Raw, Honest – Amin
What was the writing and recording process like?
Writing and recording the song happened pretty fast. Josh made the instrumental for this one, and Tucker wrote the vocal. But like all our songs it ends up being a collaboration within the entire band to get to its final stage. I think we finished it in the first month of two of living in LA. – Amin
This one meant a lot to me. The instrumental I started working on in our apartment in Boston 2 days we were going to move out and drive across the country. I did the majority of it sitting on the ground straight on my laptop because we had already sold all of our furniture. It came really naturally and felt so exciting to make. I believe Tucker ended up writing a lot of his vocals on the way to LA and we got to finish it in a janky half finished studio in our new place. – Josh
Like Josh said, I think I walked in on him sitting on the floor of our living room with his laptop. I asked to see what he was working on, and when I heard it I instantly pictured what I wanted the vocals to be like in this song. I tend to find that the songs that come naturally are always some of my favorite. And yes, I wrote the lyrics while I was driving to LA. – Tucker
Will we see a video for ‘Like The Weather’ and if so what can we expect?
I’m not sure yet. I think it’d be cool, but we’re wrapping up a different video project first. I think if we do a video, we’d love to do a story based video. – Tucker
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
I think we’re just going to keep pumping out music. I’m not sure how it will end up forming itself, but there will definitely not be a shortage of songs. – Josh
I’d say yes, but I think we’re going to focus on singles for the time being. I feel like we’re in another shift in our sound right now, and we’re still about to land on a sound that’s really cool. I think singles help us get all our ideas out in a free and exciting way. – Tucker
What else can we expect in 2021?
Music, videos, social media shenanigans, and HOPEFULLY live shows once we feel it’s responsible. – Tucker
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I’d like to see us continuing to create music with the same passion and love we do now and just continuing to grow as artists. I think that’s the most important thing for me. – Amin
I’d like to see us actively touring, and maybe working on a self titled album. I’ve always admired artists and bands that put out a self titled that really showcases their abilities. I think 5 years from now we’d be working on it. – Tucker
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
As far as career advise, growing up with family in the industry and spending so much time with people working at the top of their career paths. I’ve learned that just being a good person and fun to be with will get you far. Other than that, my dad told me once, “be better” not meaning that I was doing bad or that I wasn’t “reaching expectations”. He just wanted me to be better than my own expectations or limitations that I put on myself. As small and simple as it was, I think about it everyday. – Maison
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Stickers and shirts for the techs helping us, my super cool light up merch table sign, a water bottle, my newest favorite pair of pants, and to not mute my microphone by accident! – Tucker
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?