The latest Alt Rock band from Northern Italy to blow us away.
My Hopes Instilled is a band from Udine, North Eastern Italy, who formed in early 2017. Later that same year the boys lost no time and released their first EP Dancing in the Crisis on the 9th of June, that was preceded by the title track on the 29th of May, and it was soon followed by a string of live shows in their home country as well as in neighbouring France and Switzerland.
My Hopes Instilled then went on a year long hiatus, which included a change of their line up, leading the band to now consist of Pierluigi Pevere (Vocals and main songwriter), Christian Garbino (Guitar) Francesco Corsi (Bass) and Gabriele Mancini (Drums). They also emerged from their break armed with five new tracks all ready to go. The songs will drop one at a time, and will eventually become an EP by the end of this year. The first single was 'Words. Start Falling' which came out on the 14th of February, while their latest 'Abby', was released on the 31st of July.
My Hope Instilled try not to pigeonhole themselves in the single genre, and prefer to sample a wide variety of different sounds, but if pushed on the matter, the band claims it is a mix of Alt Rock, contemporary Post-Hardcore with a splash of Pop.
I've obviously checked out both of the new tracks, and while I'd argue that it's a bit more of a splash of Pop in their music, I'm still loving their stuff. Both 'Words. Start Falling' and 'Abby' have quite chilled out and well sung verses, but it's during the chorus that the band really shows what they've got, and it sounds amazing.
You can check out 'Abby' (that is named after Emma Stone’s character in the movie Paper Man) below, with the video being directed by Marco Piovesan and Pietro Malvestito.
Total honesty time here (not that there are any untruths above), but on my first listen of My Hopes Instilled, I liked their music but didn't love it. Fortunately, it was on the second or third spin that I came around, and appreciated the mixing of styles on their tracks, the vocals, and of course the showboating (I'm looking at you Gabriele Mancini). All in all, a great Alt Rock band, that have definitely carved out their own sound.
For people who are looking for Alt Rock that isn't too in your face, but still carries a heavy weight.