The band will be playing live next week under a different name...

Hope Of The States are planning to make their comeback with three ‘secret’ shows next week, NME.COM can reveal.

The band, who have been finishing their debut album, due for release later this year will play the tiny dates in London, Manchester and Bristol.

They will be the group’s first full band performances since the death of bandmate Jimmi Lawrence.


A statement on the band’s official website reads: “Dear friends, after many days months weeks of strife and feverish building on a RECORD! worthy of their good name thee hopeofthestates shall be performing songs and pictures on the following dates:

London Camden Barfly (April 15)

Manchester Night And Day (16)

Bristol Louisiana (17)

“On all advertisements for the above shows thee hopeofthestates are billed as “The Dust Rackets”, as support to our dear dear friends the brave and sweet perfection of Komakino. Thee hopeofthestates shall be headlining on each night however.

“We hope and pray to see many of our kindly and most patient supporters on these late nights and shall endevour to stage a return of magnificent design and grandly swelling hearts for yis all.”