Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Alex Lahey , Hobo Johnson, King Princess, Ruby Fields , Tash Sultana, G-Flip, Tegan and Sarah, Ocean Alley, Ed Sheeran


band members

Hope Defteros (Vocals, Guitar) Ainslee Dimmock (Guitar) Jenna Goy (Drums) Bridget Brandolini (Vocals, Bass) Mikayla Gedye (Vocals, keys)


Influences

King Princess, Waax , Tash Sultana, Ed Sheeran , Hozier, Annie Eve , Frank Ocean , Hippo Campus, Daughter, Alt J, Girl In Red, Gretta Ray


Unearthed artists we like

Nathan MT, Dopamine, RUBY FIELDS, Catchpole, WAAX


Website

www.hopedmusic.com

Bio

Introducing herself in late 2019 with her debut single “Swim”, Hope D captivated audiences with her eclectic capability to create purposeful, confessional and captivating music. This release led her to taking home the inaugural QMusic Emerging Artist Award, performances at BIGSOUND, Splendour In The Grass, Laneway Festival and King Street Crawl, as well as sold-out headline shows in her hometown Brisbane.

The beginning of 2020 saw her release an aptly titled second single named “Second” (which placed #69 in triple j’s Hottest 100) and then follow up tracks “Common Denominator” and “Miscommunicate'', once again wowing and surprising fans by her change in sound, but maintaining the same inviting charm and razor-sharp wit through her authentically honest, raw and relatable songs. Hope ended 2020 by winning the prestigious Carol Lloyd Award, an initiative aimed to address the gender imbalance in music and support an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter.

Featuring the aforementioned singles and more, Hope’s debut EP title ‘Cash Only’ was inspired by Hope’s tattoo artist who had the words painted on her nails at her first post-covid appointment, and is a “very fitting” metaphorical play on words tipping its hat to a period of time where every store would only accept card payments.

Unearthed in 2021

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14 Mar 2021

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Review

Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

14 Feb 2021

Triple J
50

showing a dark tim burton-esque side of music here! Hope D really nails the lyrics, they're geniusly detailed and can really take you into that mindset. feel like i've just been taken into a different world for the past 4mins!

showing a dark tim burton-esque side of music here! Hope D really nails the lyrics, they're geniusly detailed and can really take you into that mindset. feel like i've just been taken into a different world for the past 4mins!

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Feb 2021

Triple J
45

a woozy sorta spin on indie folk from hope d who is turning her fans from hobby to habit with each new song.

a woozy sorta spin on indie folk from hope d who is turning her fans from hobby to habit with each new song.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Feb 2021

Triple J
45

True to title, Hope D's songs are habit forming. I get withdrawals when I've gone too long between dollops of her detailed song sketches. Thank you Hope for scratching my itch with this great newie.

True to title, Hope D's songs are habit forming. I get withdrawals when I've gone too long between dollops of her detailed song sketches. Thank you Hope for scratching my itch with this great newie.