Review : HOPE OF THE STATES - Left
MusicOMH.comBon Jovi have been a lot of things in their time. Spiritual follicle Godfathers to the Towers Of London, sex symbols for menopausal women, serial daters of those far more attractive than themselves, but one thing has always been constant. Musically, they've always been complete bobbins....full text
PlaylouderIt's hard to think of a group who suit their name more than Hope Of The States at the moment. It is easy (and perhaps understandable) to think of them as some sort of modern day, post-rock inflected Joy Division tribute act. But unlike any of their greatcoated contemporaries, they have developed into an almost evangelically uplifting and powerful rock unit....full text
Cherwell24After the much publicised suicide of their guitarist, Jimmi Lawrence, Hope of the States’ debut album The Lost Riots never made it out of the cult domain, praised as a lost classic. However, Left seem destined for bigger things, successfully cultivating a rock sound with a mainstream edge....full text
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