Hope In High Water - Pic Credit Imelda Michalczyk - HEM COUNTRY
Hope In High Water – Credit Imelda Michalczyk

Say hello to Hope In High Water, they are a folk/Americana duo hailing from Milton Keynes, who since the release of their debut album ‘Never Settle’ in May 2017 have been picking up rave reviews and airplay on both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Never Settle’ which has been lauded for its honest, authentic and stripped back approach to the genre, has received a 5/5 from R’n’R Magazine, 9/10 from Americana UK and the duo have even had airtime on BBC Radio 1.

The new video for the song ‘Bored Of Just Getting By’ is an animation from Luke Jones who has previously made videos for the likes of Frank Turner, Beans On Toast and Will Varley. The song itself is a continuation of the ‘Never Settle’ theme, it’s about the importance of feeling like you’re living a full life with all the ups and downs that that brings. It is an acceptance that we all at times have a tendency to feel a boredom that comes from trundling along in mediocrity but the song stresses the importance of not accepting dissatisfaction because it’s safe and comfortable and pursuing something meaningful, whatever that may be.

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Hope In High Water have stamped their mark on the UK folk/Americana scene and have been able to support many of the genre’s most prominent stars, such as: Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show), Cale Tyson, Beans on Toast, Aoife O’Donovan, The Hackensaw Boys, The Stray Birds, Otis Gibbs and Cahalen Morrison & Eli West. Earlier this year they were also invited to perform at The Americana Music Associations showcase ahead of the UK Americana Music awards ceremony in London.

Hope In High Water will be heading out on their first headline tour in February.


  • 8th The Guildhall, Norwich
  • 9th The Royal Oak, Stafford
  • 12th The Musician, Leicester
  • 13th Sofar Sounds, Oxford
  • 14th MK11, Milton Keynes
  • 15th Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham
  • 28th The Monarch, London
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