Praised by Bristol punks Idles and set to headline London’s Sebright Arms on 20th October, Berlin four-piece Hope have shared new track ‘Drop Your Knives’. It’s a visceral exploration of refusal, anger, desire and love, and the track is accompanied by a stark set of visuals, directed by Riccardo Bernardi.
Taken from their self-titled 2018 EP, released via Haldern Pop, ‘Drop Your Knives’ contrasts dark emotions with stomping, upbeat electronics and percussion. The blurred monochrome visuals, interspersed with faded stripes of red, reflect the band’s artistic direction, as singer Christine Börsch-Supan explains: “The black aesthetic is not the same ‘black’ of wave or gothic bands, but the unpretentious black of Talk Talk. A black which lets you forget the jazz, the academics, and the provinces that we come from.”
With their optimistic name and dark outlook, we can see why Hope are catching the attention of audiences and artists alike. Watch the video for ‘Drop Your Knives’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.
Photo Credit: Riccardo Bernardi