Inspirational alt-rockers HOPELESS HEROIC have now hit the ground running and begun their uber-mammoth 200-date tour!!
Having quit their jobs, left their girlfriends and moved out of their homes the adventure has truly begun! A crazy-mad adventure that will see them perform 200 gigs in a year, come rain or shine, broken bones or torn vocal chords, to promote their debut album ‘Become The Monster’ which is released on May 21st. You can follow their journey daily with regular blogs at www.facebook.com/hopelessheroic and www.twitter.com/hopelessheroic
Throw Rage against the Machine, Billy Talent, Story of The Year and Hanz Zimmer into a blender and you get HOPELESS HEROIC, brandishing the kind of monstrous sound Dr Frankenstein would be proud of. Gut busting guitars, battling majestic violin riffs slashed with katana-like precision, beaten repeatedly with a ferocious lyricism and driven by a thunderous rhythm section….this is as epic a debut as you’re ever likely to get!
With an intense passion to inspire people to chase their dreams, the Scottish quintet intend ‘Become The Monster’ to be the soundtrack to do it to. Touring schools and universities the band preaches the message that anything is possible with hard work and a modicum of talent. An idea proven, to a point, by Frontman Gavin Bain who was one half of Rap group Silibil N’ Brains, who in 2004, having been repeatedly told they would never make it because of being Scottish, conned the Rap World into believing they were American, signed to Sony and toured with Eminem’s D12, in a story that The Guardian newspaper described as ‘The Greatest Music story in 30 years’. It’s the subject of the BBC’s forthcoming documentary ‘The Great Hip Hop Hoax’ and Irvine Welsh’s new screen play, which goes into production later this year!
They’ve put together a video of their story so far. Check it out here…
The first block of dates on the ‘200 Tour’ have just been released….so, with your dreams firmly grasped in your hand, go join the guys on the ride of a lifetime!
3th Dundee, Dexter’s w/ We Came From Wolves, Lights out Dresden, Press To Meco
4th Dumfries, The Venue w/ Hounded, Confessions of on Arsonist
5th Kirkcaldy, The Abbey w/ Drive By Audio, Press To Meco
7th Edinburgh, Bannerman’s w/ We Came From Wolves, the King Hats, Minds of Montage and Press To Meco
8th Glasgow, FLAT 0/1 w/ We Came From Wolves, Press To Meco
9th Dunfermline, PJ Molloy’s w/ False Impressionists, We Came From Wolves, Press To Meco and featuring Lawrence Roy O’Brien
10th Newcastle, LYH w/Warning, the Lies & Press To Meco
17th Stafford, The Grapes w/ The Orchard & Press to Meco
21st Brighton, The Hydrant w/ Press To Meco, In Dynamics & Hitchcock Blonde
1st Rayleigh, The Mill w Press To Meco
2nd Leeds, Carpe Diem w/ Press To Meco
6th Guildford, The Boileroom w/ Press To Meco
7th London, New Cross Inn w/ Press To Meco & Stars of The Search Party
8th Croydon, Scream Lounge w/Press To Meco
11th Portsmouth, Edge of the Wedge w/Press To Meco
16th Sheerness, The Ivy Leaf w/ Press To Meco
20th Inverness, Hootananny w/Press to Meco
21st Thurso – w/Press To Meco