Fresh Fruit: Hope In Vein
Hope In Vein
What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
We had tossed around a few ideas – such as Artifacts and Lightyears – but in the end, we wanted something with a meaning that had a bit of a substance to it, which is why we decided on Hope In Vein. It’s a metaphor for drug addiction, and seemed fitting in today’s society of quick fixes and escaping reality through addiction.
Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We actually all live in different parts of Sydney, but we’d say either the Harbour Bridge or Bada Bing Nightspot.
Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
Brock Marshall on vocals, Christopher Moss and Sean Brien on guitars, Jase Canelas on drums, and David Connolly on bass. When it comes to non-musical superpowers, Brock’s would be building badass roofs, Chris can make a meal out of pretty much any organic ingredient known to man, Sean has a scary ability to quote absolutely any obscure Simpsons reference that nobody gets at the most inappropriate times (same – ed.), Jase is able to fart on demand and Dave once scored 38-0 in Counter Strike but then later got banned from the server because they thought he was hacking – he maintains his innocence to this day.
Name your three biggest influences.
Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, and Architects.
What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
Trying to figure out whom out of Brock, Jase and Dave has a lighter.
What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
We are yet to play a show, but a rigorous session of Jazzercise and an icey cold Toohey’s New prior to rehearsal always helps. I’m sure this won’t change come April 2016 when we finally hit some stages.
Tell us about your most memorable show.
We can’t answer this question to the best of our ability, but we can tell you that our most memorable moment is when we cracked the Top 10 iTunes metal songs in Australia.
What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Slipknot, because they have created one of the most captivating and stimulating live shows in the history of live music.
What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
It’s going to be a close one between Polaris’ The Guilt & The Grief and Parkway Drive’s IRE. The exciting thing about both these releases is that from up and comers like Polaris to veterans like Parkway Drive, Aussies are making absolutely incredible music. We want to take part in this revolution, and that’s something to get excited about.
What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
Our debut single is “Prisoner”, which cracked the Top 10 on the Australian iTunes Metal charts within the first 3 days of release. You should buy it because Dave’s mum likes it, and she doesn’t really like anything other than Elvis and Tom Jones.
If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
A street/sportswear company, probably Nike. Hit us up with endorsements because we’re sick of shopping at Kmart and Target.
Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
We didn’t really try and fit into a trend or style. We pretty much let things happen the way they were meant to happen, and by the looks of things, it’s working pretty well so far.
Who has the best beard in rock?
Leland Sklar or Scott Ian. So majestic…
Check out Hope In Vein’s brand new music video for “Prisoner” below!