Hopeless Heroic

Hopeless Heroic

 London, England, GBR

Genre killers Hopeless Heroic have become a distinctive and formidable force on the stale music landscape. Their blazing combination of Punk, Metal, classical violin and melodious Hip Hop is an intoxicating and unique experience that will appeal to an infinite variety of music fans.


Their 2009 debut release Mechanical Lions received outstanding reviews from the music press. RockSound gave the record 8/10 and described it as “Masterfully engaging with elements from across the board in terms of genre.” Big Cheese Magazine put the band on its Xmas Big Hitters CD with Lacuna Coil and Alexisonfire awarding the EP 4/5 claiming; “This quintet refused to be pigeonholed, exhilarating as it is refreshing, edgy yet commercial, their sound is quite unique.” In January Kerrang gave the band its full page Introducing spread and as 2010 began Metal Hammer spoke of their sound as “Off the wall bouncy RATM-esque riffs, US feel with a UK cool – if you like Linkin Park you’ll love this.”

On top of the critical acclaim, HH mercilessly toured the UK last year, selling out legendary London venues The Barfly and Waters Rats, as well as an unforgettable gig at the 100 Club. National radio stations XFM and Total Rock Radio took a shine to the band and they acquired the highest patronage from Metal legend Bruce Dickinson via his BBC 6 Music Rock Show. Media attention continued as BBC Radio Scotland made them the focus of a documentary as well as an appearance on the cult Webcom ‘Svengali’.

We are dedicated to our fans and will never sell out.

Our lead singer Gavin Bain conned the music industry to prove a point.

We will die fighting for our art and our dreams.

We pledge to always deliver interesting songs with controversial topics thus giving the fans real content and a reason to believe in music again.

Our band consists of an alcoholic, a con artist, a gay guy and a violinist.

We are not what they want you to listen to but make no mistake we are here to kill Mediocrity.


The Mechanical Lions EP - 2009 (radio play, including BBCradio6 and XFM)
Guinea Pig Syndrome (Single & Music Video) - 2010
The Brasco EP - 2010

Brasco (single) - 2010 (Also Inc. radio play)

COMING - April 2011 - Become The Monster