The band was formed as a mainly electronic-based project in Glasgow 2004 by members Simon Ward, Greg Paterson and Stephen Livingstone. After a handful of well-received hometown shows they attracted the attention of the band Mogwai who signed them to their own Rock Action Records imprint, alongside the likes of Part Chimp, Papa M and James Orr Complex. Their debut release, the limited edition 7″ single “Hans Herman”, sold out quickly, and garnered them wider media attention, including an appearance on MTV‘s flagship Total Request Live show. The band followed up their debut with the ‘How Clean is your Acid House? EP in 2006. The first track on the EP, “Mr Milk”, would become a signature tune for the band, later being used by the UK Channel 5 network as advert music for several of their US drama shows. Following the release of the EP the band recruited former Multiplies and Dananananaykroyd drummer James Hamilton to the band as a full time member. Despite only sporadic live performances given other commitments, the band were invited by UK dance music legends Underworld to open for them on their 2007 UK tour which aided the band in reaching a much larger audience and honed their skills as live performers. Their debut album “Its Not Something But It Is Like Whatever” was released on Rock Action records in June 2008 to significant critical acclaim. The now-quartet’s more complex and eclectic sound wrought comparisons in some quarters to US band Battles among others. The band also toured extensively throughout 2008 with Forward Russia, 65daysofstatic and Mogwai. They spent the first part of 2009 touring Europe, playing at the 2009 Eurosonic festival and extensively supporting Mogwai and Danish electro-rock band Whomadewho on separate tours.
- Simon Ward Guitars, Keys, Programming
- Stephen Livingstone Guitars, Keys, Programming
- Greg Paterson Guitars
- James Hamilton Drums