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Tour Bus Playlist: New Hope Club’s favourite tracks

Reece, Blake and George pick out their essential tunes to listen to on tour.

Since their formation in 2015, New Hope Club have won over an army of fans with their arsenal of hugely catchy pop tunes that have taken them from performing in clubs to selling out venues all across the world.

Comprising Blake Richardson, (vocalist/guitarist/pianist) George Smith (vocalist/guitarist/pianist) and Reece Bibby(vocalist/bassist), the trio first got their big break opening for fellow pop-rockers The Vamps in 2016, who took the band under their wing and introduced them to their huge fanbase.

Not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves, over the past few years New Hope Club have released a slew of singles with their minds firmly on releasing a debut album that they and their fans will be proud of.

The eponymous debut arrived on Valentine’s Day 2020, with early reaction from fans proving that they achieved what they set out to do.

The record, which is now available to stream on Spotify, features fan favourite singles such as Karma, Medicine and Let Me Down Slow.

The trio will head on tour in April for a headline run which includes a huge London show at the prestigious Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.


New Hope Club 2020 UK tour dates

9 April 2020 – O2 Institute Birmingham
11 April 2020 – Eventim Apollo, London
14 April 2020 – O2 Ritz Manchester
16 April 2020 – SWG3, Glasgow


Ahead of the shows, Reece, Blake and George picked out some of their essential tunes to listen to on tour and described why. Check it out below:


Kasabian – Underdog

“I love this song and it’s perfect for a road trip because it puts everyone in a good mood. I used to listen to this album in the car with my dad on the way to football on a Saturday, so it always makes me think of that.” – Reece

The Beatles – Drive My Car

“This song reminds me of singing in the car with my mum on my way to school. It’s the ultimate driving song!” – Blake

Theo Katzman – Break up Together

“This is my favourite song right now! It’s such a vibe and is so fun to listen to while travelling. It puts me in a good mood for sure.” – George

Cage The Elephant – Cigarette Daydreams

“This is a feel-good song and we listen to it a lot when we are on tour. It’s a good track to sing-along to in the car.” – Reece

The Stone Roses – Bye Bye Bad Man

“I just love this song and when you are in a car or on a tour bus, it just makes the journey a little bit better.” – Blake

Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane

“This song is super chill. It’s really nice sometimes to just lay back, listen and forget about everything going on around you.” – George

Declan McKenna – Brazil

“This song always reminds me of our first US tour. We would sing and dance around on the tour bus to this one all the time. Great memories.” – Blake

Andrew Bird – Roma Fade 

“This song is more like a composition; it’s so incredibly crafted and a really good one for car journeys. A good vibey track that will travel with you all over the place on tour.” – George


Grab tickets to upcoming New Hope Club shows through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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