ABOUT NADEZHDA
Updated May 2024

Salt Lake City band NADEZHDA (which means “hope” in Slavic languages), describes themselves as “hardcore’s Fleetwood Mac.” The 5-piece band is Erika Ahlin (bass), Derek Ballard (guitar), Brighton Ballard (vocals), Trey Bird (drums), and Ikaika Cox (guitar). Their debut EP Battery, released in January,…

Salt Lake City band NADEZHDA (which means “hope” in Slavic languages), describes themselves as “hardcore’s Fleetwood Mac.” The 5-piece band is Erika Ahlin (bass), Derek Ballard (guitar), Brighton Ballard (vocals), Trey Bird (drums), and Ikaika Cox (guitar). Their debut EP Battery, released in January, dissects the impacts of capitalism, greed, and unattainable access.