Melbourne’s Hopeless have spent the first half of 2012 working on their second full length with the occasional show inbetween. Back in May the band parted ways with vocalist Brett and have since enlisted Mark Bawden of Break Even (who play their final shows this weekend) to take over on the microphone. With Mark now at the helm and immersed in the writing process, Hopeless will be wrapping up the sessions for the yet to be titled record in the coming weeks, which will be closely followed by label and release announcements. The band’s first shows with the new line-up will be taking place this August in Queensland, with additional dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in the works. You can catch them Tuesday August 14th at Billionaire in Brisbane and Wednesday August 15th at The Waiting Room in Brisbane, that one’s All Ages. For more info and updates head to their website [Here] where they’ll be posting studio footage, updates and release information.