SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #70 : DEAD HOPE

Dead Hope are a three-piece group from Glasgow.

They were initially brought to my attention by Basil Pieroni of Butcher Boy as he is good mates with one of the guys in the band who, many years ago, was also part of The Big Gun as featured previously in this series.

Back in August 2015, I was given a copy of a single by Dead Hope. I described it then as bringing back memories of that warm noisy fuzzbox sound that was very fashionable for a period back in the 80s while there’s a hint of the much missed Urusei Yatsura about them too.

mp3 : Dead Hope – Swordz

I didn’t manage to ge along and see the band when they played some live shows to promote the single. I’m hoping they have some shows planned this year so that I can rectify things.

JC

SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW – DEAD HOPE

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The VV inbox receives hundreds of emails each week with details of new and upcoming bands and singers. As much as I would like to filter through them and find those gems that might be of interest to T(n)VV readers I simply don’t have the time. And besides, most up and coming bands want to attract the attention of a young fan base whose social media skills will quickly spread the good word and the endorsement of a 52 year-old Peter Pan figure might actually count against them.

But I’m making an exception for today only and drawing to your attention demo tracks that have been recorded by a Glasgow-based trio named Dead Hope. The poster above I think is from their debut gig a few months back…its certainly just about all I could find to illustrate this post….and the band have been brought to my attention by Basil Pieroni of Butcher Boy who, as he admits, is friends with its members. Basil knows me well enough however, to realise that I don’t just put things on the blog as a favour to someone and so he handed over a CD and said it wouldn’t matter if I had a listen and filed it away. The thing is though, I do like what I heard:-

mp3 : Dead Hope – Truth Be Told
mp3 : Dead Hope – Swordz

Both songs bring back memories of that warm noisy fuzzbox sound that was very fashionable for a period back in the 80s while there’s a hint of wonderful and much missed Urusei Yatsura about them too.

Turns out there’s a few other that like them too – Steve Lamacq played one of the songs on his BBC 6 show a couple of weeks back after receiving a copy of the demo.

Heres a link to the band’s Facebook page.  Feel free to drop in say hi to them.