But it's just a two-man show at Filthy McNasty's...

Hope Of The States made a tentative return to the public eye with a low-key acoustic show last night (March 5).

The fan-only show at London’s Filthy McNasty’s saw just singer Sam Herlihy and violinist Mike Siddell, although the other members of the band were in attendance.

The show was the first time the band had appeared live since the death of guitarist Jimmi Lawrence in January. Attended by just 100 people packed into the tiny venue, the gig was advertised only with a cryptic message on the band’s messageboard.

As well as songs set to feature on the band’s summer-due debut album, the set featured a cover of The Beatles’ ‘She Loves You’.

The set ran:

’66 Sleepers To Summer’
‘New Song’
‘Last Nation Of Eight’
‘Seventies Song’
‘The Red The White The Black The Blue’
‘Louisiana Red (In Memorium)’
‘She Loves You’

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