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Hope and Social – Sleep Sound review by Oliver Arditi


All of us who are part of Hope and Social were genuinely moved to find this review by Oliver Arditi over on his blog. There’s an excerpt below but follow the Read More link to get the blog in full. Better still, have a look around his site, read about his Monday Musical Musings and his reviews of other schtuff… not least his review of Steve Lawson‘s 11 Reasons why 3 is Greater Than Everything.

We’re overjoyed with this review. Not only is it elegantly written, but it really feels like Oli really gets what Hope and Social are about here. It feels like a step forward for us. So Oli, hats off, thanks and it’s my round. See you at a show sometime soon we hope.


Here’s the review:


Hope and Social - Sleep Sound (alternative rock) Hope and Social, 2011, DD album, 42m 50s, £name your price I remember at school my art teacher exhorting the class to stop drawing tiny pictures in the corner and to cover the page with bold strokes, to step out and give voice to whatever it was we wanted to express. Well, there are no bushels on top of Hope and Social’s light: they fill the canvas; they are bold; they are bright colours and big gestur … Read More

via Oliver Arditi

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 26/05/2011 6:27 pm

    One of my motivations for starting to write about music was the repeated sense that even when reviewers were positive about stuff, they often didn’t actually ‘get it’ anyway; so I make a real effort to pay close attention to the music, and it gives me huge satisfaction when musicians respond the way you have (and it also gave my blog some great exposure!) Thanks so much, I definitely intend to see you live ASAP: any plans to perform in the Southeast?

  2. 27/05/2011 8:31 pm

    Thanks Oli. South-East you say…. whereabouts… we could always come to you:
    Thanks again Oli. See you soon.

  3. 28/05/2011 7:50 am

    It would probably be one of the comedy highlights of my life trying to fit you in my living room, but I might be able to borrow a larger one… I’m halfway between Colchester and Ipswich. Colchester has a nice mid size venue called St. Mary’s Arts Centre that i think you should play at :)

  4. 28/05/2011 12:08 pm

    Ace! May I also point you at @simonralphgoff on twitter as he’s looking at dates for October and beyond. If you could maybe drop a few hints in with them in the meantime… ;)

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