Sheffield quintet Story are leading the way with 2016’s genre crossing releases. Gone are the days when a band choose a genre and stuck to it, now the lines are blurred and bands take inspiration from all around them, leading to some interesting and damn well good releases.
“We definitely offer both the heavier and softer sides,” says frontman Bill Hobson, whose impressive vocal range can switch between soulfully melodic to throaty rage in the blink of an eye; “It could be said that when playing with indie bands we come across as a metal band being the heaviest band on the line up. Likewise, when playing with metal bands we come across as more of a pop rock band, being the softest band on the bill. This diversity is what we feel separates us from the rest of the scene.”
Hopeless But Hoping sees the band channel the likes of Mallory Knox and Young Guns alongside the likes of A Day To Remember, Alexisonfire and Architects creating a pop-rock/metalcore/post-hardcore mash-up.
Hopeless But Hoping is released on March 4 and can be pre-ordered here: http://storyofficial.bigcartel.com/product/hopeless-but-hoping-ep-pre-order
1. Article 10
2. Push Me Away
4. Letting Go
5. Hopeless But Hoping
6. Carry Me Home