Formed officially with their final line-up at the beginning of 2011 Hopes set about recording their first demo and playing shows in and around Manchester. In November 2011 they released a two-track EP 'Light and Shadow' which saw them expand their horizons with shows further afield and a more mature sound.
"The dense, punishing grooves that Hopes dish out already sound like the finished article." Kerrang
Touche Amore, Blacklisted, Modern life is War, Defeater