High Hopes is Mr Joe Ryan: a new age Michael Franks genetically spliced with a Nord whilst plugged into a Fostex. He also hits things hard in FAIR OHS and creates sexy tunes in THE ONE.
As a young lad growing up in the garden of England, Joe shared an equal love for punk/hardcore/metal as for the synth driven 80's Soul that came from his parents stereo. High Hopes is his first solo excursion into this world of sex, synths and soul.
To someone who is new to this music, there are snippets of John Maus and Ariel Pink mixed in with the love of Jam & Lewis and SOS Band. Skewed synth pop love songs for lovers.