The initial members of the band were 7 buddies who initially fulfilled by means of the indie-centric Bowlie internet message board, and came together as a band after a demand by Martin Hall for bandmates into Mogwai, The Libertines, Snow Patrol as well as Yeah Yeahs.

Although none of the possible members were followers of those bands, commonalities was located in the likes of Belle & Sebastian, The Wedding Celebration Existing, Pulp, New Order, Dexys Midnight Runners as well as XTC.

These influences were soaked up into the band’s noise, and also exhibited by the use two lead vocalists.