Hope of the States were great, right? The Lost Riots is one of my all-time favourites
So there is this label called Lost Music Club who have just released an album by Dark Houses, which is the first post-HOTS project by Sam and Simon and Paul from HOTS (with help from Mike Siddell) which was recorded immediately after HOTS split back whenever it was. It was sat on a hard drive for 10 years or so before being released last week. I wasn’t expecting a huge amount, but, it is everything I hoped it would be as a Hope of the States fan. Horns, strings, ‘choirs’. It’s great, been listening to it all weekend.
Anyway. as there wasn’t a thread on here I thought perhaps people who might be interested weren’t aware of it…
There is a link to the album here…(apparently it is tagged wrong)
and also the website here to order the album
Anyway, this is a threat to discuss Hope of the States and any post-HOTS projects like Troubles, which was also excellent. And Racetrack Gospel which had potential to be great but never went further than a bunch of Demos