FORT HOPE UNLEASH BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘SKIES’ ON VIRGIN EMI ON 25THSEPTEMBER
HEADLINING KERRANG! FRESH BLOOD SHOW AT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL ON 4thNOVEMBER
Following on from their scorching self-titled EP ‘Plans’, Hertfordshire rockers Fort Hope have dropped a pounding new track, ‘Skies’.
Showcasing the band’s epic sound, ‘Skies’ is an anthemic blast of heavy, melodic rock, mixing Jon Gaskin’s impassioned vocals with crunchy metallic riffs and post-rock atmospherics. The track is a rousing call to arms, screaming at listeners to let nothing stand in their way. The band explain, “’Skies’ represents the idea of a ‘goal’ or a ‘mountain to climb’. It’s an inner battle, representing the struggle to overcome something, to pull yourself together and focus on what’s important.”
The band are already well on their way to taking their place amongst the upper echelons of British rock. They’ve toured with the likes of Mallory Knox, Frank Iero (ex-My Chemical Romance), Jimmy Eat World and Moose Blood, gained a nomination for ‘Best British Newcomer’ at this year’s Relentless Kerrang! Awards and delivered storming sets on the Pit Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival.
Formed in 2013, Fort Hope are Jon Gaskin (vocals, guitar and piano), Jamie Nicholls (drums) and Simon Rowlands (bass).
The then unmanaged band gained attention from the major labels when their previous single ‘Plans’ became Radio 1 ‘Track of the day’ and had huge Kerrang! radio support. Live they already have a fearsome reputation, and will be heading out on the road again in 2016
‘Skies’ is available now to stream and download
London – Kerrang! Fresh Blood (Community Festival) – The Macbeth – 4th November
iTunes – http://po.st/Skies
Spotify – http://po.st/SkSP