Hold Fast Hope came onto the scene in early 2016 when they released their debut single “Fortune Favors” with an accompanying music video directed & filmed by Samuel Halleen (Dance Gavin Dance, August Burns Red). From there the band has gone on to perform a number of shows across Long Island, NYC & New Jersey including performances at Citi Field opening up for a Mets game in the main rotunda and New Jersey Fringe Festival. The 4-piece's sound blends alternative and post-hardcore rhythms and melodies with an overlying ambient texture, with influences ranging from Thrice & Glassjaw to Foxing & Citizen.
Hold Fast Hope recorded their debut 4-track EP ‘Traitors’ at VuDu Studios (Glassjaw, Gates, Hail The Sun) in Port Jefferson, NY with Dom Nastasi & Mike Watts. It is set to be released on March 30th on Downport Records. They released their first single from the EP, “Fade”, on March 1st ahead of their ‘Traitors’ EP Release Party at Revolution Music Hall in Long Island, NY. They followed with two more release shows in Phoenixville and Wallingford over the next two days. Currently the band is writing for follow up releases in 2018 and planning to tour through the Summer & Fall. The band’s single “Fade” was included on the Great Big Susiepalooza Compilation vol. 3 featuring artists like Sum 41, Silverstein, Bayside & Aaron Gillespie + more local & regional acts.
“...the band’s first EP Traitors is superb, combining hard-hitting rock and elements of post-hardcore, with diverse moments of ambience.” - Gig Radar