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Brijitte West & the Desperate Hopefuls


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As NY Loose continue to be named checked by the great and the good of the current music scene, and Brijitte West continues to ‘play guitar like a boy’, The Desperate Hopefuls return with their brand new (Pledge-funded) album, 'From NY With Love'. Says West, "It's exciting for me to feel that the fans have been part of the process of making this record, my fans mean so much to me. Their support has been fantastic, and we are delighted to have exceeded our funding target".

Brijitte is joined by Richie Hudson and Keef Gibbs, who share writing credits on some of the tracks. They are joined by multi -talented drummer Robin Guy, who's influence Brijitte feels really takes the band's music to the next level, “it's that Anglo-American combination that makes our sound unique”.

Tracks include 'Typical Drunken Loser' - the story of an ex band mate, 'Permanent Ink' tells a tale of unrequited love, while 'Fight For Me' comes from a darker place, written from the perspective of a refugee in crisis. "The majority of my writing is autobiographical and these are some of my most personal songs to date”, says West, “of course I do draw inspiration from other sources too, you can’t help but be affected by both the horror and the beauty of our modern world.”

Of the new album she says "There are still some fun punky-pop numbers but be prepared for the unexpected! This is my proudest moment as an artist. I feel like this record ties up loose ends and has allowed me to wear both my punk-rock and Americana heart on my sleeve."

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“What really makes the album stand out is West’s lyrical output…rock ‘n’ roll mythology...defiance & compulsion…when being in a band is the fate you are wedded to...”
- Classic Rock

“Brijitte West is the last true rock star, tough, cool, glamorous and devastatingly accurate when it comes to high-intensity, full-contact rock n' roll. Comparisons are useless. She's in a league of her own, always”
- Sleazegrinder , Classic Rock

“Authentic rock ‘n’ roll, Brijitte West is the perfect package…”
- Vive Le Rock magazine

"Punchy punk rock anthems… in the Hands of Green day this album would be a smash hit. For Brijitte West it's a proud moment just waiting to be embraced by the public...”
- Fireworks magazine

“The Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls album is a triumph...”
- Pure Rawk

“The band are tight and energetic and the songs perfectly crafted...”
- Get Ready to Rock

"The best album of 2016 - Brijitte West is the most underrated woman in rock n roll..."
- Micheal Butler, Rock and Roll Geek Show

"Eleven blissfully addictive tracks and a honeytrap hook in every chorus...this is a special album..."
- Uberrock

“NY Loose were one of the most criminally underrated bands of their time”
- Uberrock

“Who says punk can’t be sexy?”
- Metal Talk

"The best album of 2016 - Brijitte West is the most underrated woman in rock n roll..."
- Micheal Butler, Rock and Roll Geek Show

"Eleven blissfully addictive tracks and a honeytrap hook in every chorus...this is a special album, make a space for it on your shelf..."
- Uberrock