Perhaps pondering a split is too much considering they only seem to have indicated that they don't wish to play live anymore but they've been through a fair bit. Guitarist Jimmi Lawrence tragically commited suicide in their recording studio in January 2004 and have suffered disappointly poor sales of both their debut LP 'The Lost Riots' and recent follow up 'Left'. Then again, there was all that palava about Weezer splitting and apparently it was all nonsense. Fingers crossed it's the same for the Chichester lads.
Hope Of The States - Black Dollar Bills (Demo)
"Hope Of The States’ sound sits somewhere between the intelligent, intense alternative rock of Radiohead and the expansive string-laden post-rock of Godspeed You! Black Emperor."
Hope Of The States - The Black Amnesias
Hope Of The States - AMM=IBM
The above tracks have been shamelessly pilfered from The Halfway Home [link], please visit there for all your Hope Of The States needs (including an impressive catalogue of tracks).
Buy 'The Lost Riots' (particularly recommended!) or 'Left' from HMV [link].