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If their name doesn’t make it clear enough, Fort Hope want to be a force for good. They want their music to be a powerful source of positivity. And yes, they want to inspire a sense of hope in everyone who listens to them. That’s been their mission since forming in 2013. Since then, the now London-based quartet – Jonathan Gaskin (vocals, guitar and piano), Jamie Nicholls (drums), Simon Rowlands (bass) and Peter Oliver (guitar) – have toured with My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero, We Are The In Crowd, Mallory Knox, LostAlone, Finch, Moose Blood, Andrew McMahon and Jimmy Eat World, were nominated for ‘Best British Newcomer’ at the Kerrang! Awards and played Reading and Leeds, Sonisphere, Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival.
Their single ‘Plans’ - lauded by the likes of Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton, featured as Radio 1’s Track Of The Day and Kerrang’s Fresh Blood, with their Debut Album 'Courage' ‘reaching number 8 in the official UK rock chart upon release in May 2014 and saw the band featured by the likes of Kerrang!, RockSound, VEVO, Big Cheese, Scuzz TV, AbsolutePunk and PropertyOfZack.
Following the release of their album 'The Flood Flowers Volume 1' (2017 Virgin EMI Records) (Kerrang! KKKK), 2023 sees Fort Hope make their highly anticipated return.
“This is the cult we want to join right now” – Kerrang!
“Get on board – you’ll hear a lot more from Fort Hope soon” - RockSound
“This EP is something very special” - Punktastic
"The nicest debut album you'll hear all year - and being nice will get you everywhere" - RockSound
"These guys know how to put on a show: Jonathan Gaskin embodies the perfect frontman" - Raw Meat "Fort Hope have offered something different from anything I've heard in a long time - we look forward to hearing the next EP" - HitTheFloor "They have a huge sound that tonight proved they will break out of support slots and dominate as headliners" - Punktastic
"'Courage' will knock your bloody socks off" - Bring The Noise
"Nothing short of a game changer" - OurZone Magazine
"We are the Saviours of British Rock Music" - Kerrang!