Steady decline of my work whilst I write this review
Having taken their name from an actual town called No Hope in the state of New Jersey – how unfortunate to come from there? You'd be a no-hoper before you even began – this manchester mob attacked the music scene to create a band that sounds a bit Queens of the stone age, and a bit Strokes at times (in a good way). Out of the whole album I have to say my favourite track has to be numero 6 – invaders. Probably the most QOTSAesque, but then I'm a queens fan.
The riffs are to say the least catchy, and to say the most bloody great. The rhythm bouncy and active, with plenty of crash. Whilst the lyrics and singing set off on a slightly discordant and depressed feel that lends weight to Jo Whiley's observation on their possibilities as the new Nirvana. If their success is as big as all that then remember you read it here first, that is unless you read Jo Whiley's reviews online. Yep here's the album cover again. And a final note to say that although the Album doesn't do so well a live performance is definitely 5 star.