Wild Hope recorded with top producer Gavin Monaghan (The Editors, The Kings Of Leon, Robert Plant ..) and released their first track in June 2011 called "Money And Gold", a critical look at the banking culture. BBC Introducing spotlighted "Money And Gold" as a single of the week. Painters Radio Show had the demo of it in its TOP 5 of 2010. Gavin was at the sliders again for "43 Degrees", a commentary on the plight of refugees. This track was picked out by Tom Robinson for his 6 Music show two weeks in a row.
Live, Wild Hope have supported Tiffany Page, Drugstore, Cloud Control & Cherry Ghost amongst others and garnered the following reviews:

"A sense of real feeling and maturity comes through with each song, suggesting that these guys are in this for the love of music, rather than a desperate search for fame and recognition, which is really refreshing, and works to make them even more worthy of fame and recognition."

"There seems to be a lot of great bands coming out of Cambridge nowadays (Violet Bones, Ghostlight, Isaac’s Aircraft – to only name a few) and Wild Hope are one of them."

"they have both a powerful live sound and some memorable songs .... and Ben Henricksen's abrasive electric guitar playing, which reminds me slightly of Bernard Butler in his Suede days" Sound On Sound magazine

"Highlights for me were the bonus live tracks, with some nice slide sounds and thoughtful plucking over lovely, dreamy soundscapes, and not a rock cliché in sight." Chris Marlings - Repeat Fanzine