Monday, July 12, 2010
Gonna go back to some british music that has passed by mostly unnoticed over the years. Just recently redisovered Hope of the States album The Lost Riots which is such a stunning debut. They had some great singles on the album including "The Red, The White, The Black, The Blue" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c and "Nehemiah" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c .
Their second release was Left which also contained some great singles "Sing It Out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c and the self titled single "Left" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c .
Unfortunately the band announced they were splitting up in 2006. Their guitar player James Lawrence sadly enough committed suicide before they released The Lost Riots but several members of the band went on to form The Northwestern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nC-uyhg1c after the group's split. Will be waiting for more from this band as Hope of the States had so much potential but never seemed to hit their peak.
Enjoy it and pass it on!