Rock band from Leeds (UK), formed in 2000 by Simon Wainwright (vocals, guitar, piano), Rich Huxley (vocals, guitar), Ed Waring (keyboards), Jason Miller (bass) and Ash (drums). In 2006, they released their debut album ‘Experiments in Living’ through their own record label, Alamo Music. The album release was followed by a tour of Barfly venues around Britain. Their live performance of Running Up That Hill was available as a free download from their website in March 2006.
In the autumn of 2006 they toured the UK supporting Embrace and released the mini-album ‘Fight Death’. A tour of Canada was completed in March 2007, to support the release of ‘Experiments in Living’ in that country. The tour included support slots for Canadian bands The Marble Index and The Miniatures.
On 15 May 2008, it was announced by the band that they were changing their name to Hope & Social, stating “same line-up, but with a different approach and sound”.