Hope of the States were a band who came along, released a great debut album which I loved, then followed it up with a completely rubbish second album which I hated and then split. Tune for today comes from the debut record ‘The Lost Riots’ and is called ‘Don’t Go To Pieces’. Sam Herlihy really cannot sing and yet I still love his voice. Odd.
I have to be honest. I have become totally obsessed with the work of Ben Frost. I have not been this excited about music in a long, long time. I cannot get enough of his noise mongering. The man is simply a genius and I have become a massive fan boy in a very short space of time. ‘Theory of Machines’ and ‘By the Throat’ are both amazing pieces of music. I really am a bit speechless after listening to them both on repeat and I have this real need for him to come back to Scotland and do some live shows just so I can experience the ferocity of his music for real.
Anyways, not much else to say apart from if you have never heard of Ben Frost, make it a must do as of now. Check him out here. Enjoy.