This article was published in 2008.

The first release from Leeds band Hope & Social comes in the form of their 5-track eponymous EP (released on 21st July), followed by an album later in the year.

Singer Simon Wainwright describes it, “The EP exists on the periphery of the vision of the album recordings – it is about the hope of a new start”.

The lead track, ‘Daylight Came’ was written last year on New Year’s Day and is available to download as a free track from the band’s website. Overall the sound is bold, proud and eclectic.