To get the best idea about The Home Guard in the shortest time possible, have a quick listen to Champagne Socialist and Other People. The former is a bass-driven indie rocker with a Britpop and synthy new wave flavour, whilst the latter is a progressive folk ballad with pianos, flutes and a heavy guitar section - but try not to let that put you off!As these two songs demonstrate, one thing The Home Guard really strive to do is incorporate a range of genres into their music. You'll hear elements of indie, progressive rock, Britpop, folk, glam rock, new wave, art rock, and a few more besides. For this reason, it's very difficult to pigeon-hole The Home Guard: their favourite tag they've received on Last.fm is "progressive indie", and they wish they'd thought of it themselves.The Home Guard's main influences include Queen, Jethro Tull, Madness, Elvis Colstello, Blur, Van Der Graaf Generator and The Beatles, but for a more extensive (and slightly esoteric) list, see their MySpace profile. By recording material based on the sort of music that they themselves enjoy, coupled with their rather varied collection of influences, it's no surprise that they hardly fit in with mainstream trends. If any of The Home Guard's music sounds close to the current musical fashions, rest assured that this is purely coincidental!The Home Guard - who hail from Peterborough, England - are an independent band, meaning that their music is written, recorded, produced and released without the aid of a label. With this in mind, if you like what you hear, the best way you can help such artists is to add as many tags as possible to their songs, recommend their music to your friends and groups, leave shouts to make the place look lived-in, and/or write a journal mentioning your discovery.There are two fan-created groups on Last.fm in honour of The Home Guard, and any and all are welcome to join: The Home Guard FANCLUB!! and The Home Guard.You can visit The Home Guard's official website at www.thehomeguard.info. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.