Inspired by their love of Grandaddy, Pavement, and Gorky’s Zycotic Mynci, founding members Carl and Dave started the band Gintis in Abergele, North Wales.
Gintis was quickly put together by the two with the help of some classmates and random musicians they met along the way.
The band began to perform at venues across North Wales and began to build a following in cities like Rhyl, Wrexham, and Liverpool as the lineup changed.
Gintis has grown from a four-piece band to an eight-piece band over the past two decades, with a third album due out in 2022.
We’ve been waiting for a long time for this moment. Bill Ryder-Jones recorded and produced the album at his West Kirby studio. Despite the tragic deaths of several band members, Ryder-Jones has managed to preserve both the band’s charming eccentricities and its emotional triumphs.
With the help of Ryder-Jones and the record label Mai68, the world has finally heard Hope Is All We Have.
It was in 2017 that the band began recording Hope with legendary songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones, who had listened to their song Now I know and fallen in love with it himself.
Dennis and oh my little malcontent were the first recordings ever made at Bill’s YAWN studio in west Kirby, where they were recorded. Gintis and Bill formed a deep friendship and continued to work on a full-length album at YAWN for the next few years.
This is a heartfelt record that also offers a glimmer of hope. Because hope is the only thing we have.