They’ve quit their jobs, quit their girlfriends and quit their homes all in the name of Rock n Roll!! Come rain or shine, broken bones or torn vocal chords they’ll be performing 200 shows to promote their debut album ‘Become The Monster’, out in all good record stores NOW!!
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, conned the Rap World into believing they were American (having been told repeatedly that they’d never make it being Scottish), signed to Sony, toured with Eminem and partied hard with Madonna…..till they crashed and burned.
Gav then returned to his one true love…ROCK, formed HOPELESS HEROIC and the rest is history. The BBC have made a documentary about him ‘The Great Hip Hop Hoax’ and Irvin Welsh has written a screen play on his life, which goes into production later this year.
Check out this vid for their story so far
To enable you to share in their madcap adventures they have broken the most sacred of band pacts, the code of the road – ‘what happens on the road stays on the road’ – and have launched a new daily blog site. They’ll be reporting on every moment of mayhem which comes with living on the road.
Join them every step of the way at http://hopelessheroic.tumblr.com/ and check their continually-being-added-to giglist here !
Thursday-07-Jun London, New Cross Inn
Friday-08-Jun Croydon, Scream Lounge
Tuesday-12-Jun Saltash, Cornwall Livewire
Saturday-16-Jun Sheerness, The Ivy Leaf
Friday-29-Jun London, Voodoo Rock (at Islington Metal Works)
Thursday-5-Jul Stafford, The Grapes
Tuesday-24-Jul Dunfermline P.J Molloys
Thursday-26-Jul Edinburgh, Bannermans
Friday-27-Jul Glasgow, The Classic Grand
Saturday-28-Jul Dundee, Rock The Tay Festival
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!