Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Influences

Dermot Kennedy, FLETCHER, Daughter, Angie Mcmahon, Middle kids, Ben Howard, Amy Shark, LAUREL, Paramore


Website

www.hopewilkinsmusic.com

Bio

Canberra Singer-songwriter Hope Wilkins has emerged with a repertoire of indie pop/folk anthems, captivating the nation with her arresting live performances and confessional lyricism. Drawing influence from the likes of FLETCHER, Holly Humberstone and Amy Shark, Hope leads listeners on an emotional rollercoaster filled with both big smiles and heartbreak.


Introducing herself through her debut single "Waste" in 2019, Hope started to pick up momentum, securing a spot in the triple j Unearthed music video competition and gaining triple j airtime on Home and Hosed with Declan Byrne. Her jaw-dropping vocal range has garnered huge support from her hometown, as well as the wider community radio scene. Hope doubled down on her live performance as both a soloist and with her band, landing a series of high-profile support slots with the likes of Greta Stanley, Hollie Col and Hands Like Houses.


Following the release of her debut EP "Coffee Cups" in late 2020, Hope has had a busy past twelve months, selling out a string of live shows, gaining airplay on triple j, as well as receiving a nomination for the Best Live Act in the ACT - National Live Music Awards.

Still buzzing from these wins, Hope recently stowed away on a songwriting retreat alongside fellow Canberra icons Joel Tyrrell (Hands Like Houses), and Lucy Sugerman, where she wrote her upcoming single “Problems”, the first step towards her newly refined sonic identity.

Unearthed in 2019

NIDA Video Clips

24 Mar 2019

Winner

Hope Wilkins

Hope Wilkins

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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

07 May 2021

Triple J
40

a cool blend of the acoustic and electronic from hope where you can hear the roots element but those pop hooks are strongggg.

a cool blend of the acoustic and electronic from hope where you can hear the roots element but those pop hooks are strongggg.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

07 May 2021

Triple J
40

woah! unexpected in all the right ways! there's a dash of 000's pop energy in that chorus that adds so much colour and vibrancy. you wouldn't think that would work with Hope's signature acoustic songwriting, but it ~really~ does.

woah! unexpected in all the right ways! there's a dash of 000's pop energy in that chorus that adds so much colour and vibrancy. you wouldn't think that would work with Hope's signature acoustic songwriting, but it ~really~ does.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 May 2021

Triple J
40

Hope's got that same charming spirit as solo busker/singer-songwriter types like Tash Sultana and Ed Sheeran. As well as infusing the track with energy and tempo, she's put herself into the song and asked if you can relate.

Hope's got that same charming spirit as solo busker/singer-songwriter types like Tash Sultana and Ed Sheeran. As well as infusing the track with energy and tempo, she's put herself into the song and asked if you can relate.