No matter how well your life may seem to be going from the outside, there are always the inner demons. Those demons seem to have overwhelmed UK buzz act Hope Of The States guitarist James Lawrence. Lawrence, 26, was found dead due to hanging in Peter Gabrielís studio in Bath, England, an apparent suicide victim. Lawrenceís band, from Chichester, near the South Coast of England, was in the final stages of recording their debut album for Seeker/Sony with Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros), and were planning on releasing their first long player in the spring, with a new single preceding the album. Weíll keep you up to date with new release info as it becomes available.