In 1997 the band were approached by Wurlitzer Jukebox which released the single 'Press a Key'. On the strength of this the band were signed to Warp, and in September 1998 they released the single 'Plock'. This was tipped as one of the singles of the year by NME, Melody Maker, Dazed & Confused etc. An album 'For Beginner Piano' was released in September 1999 to wide spread critical acclaim of the band's then pioneering 'timeless electronic melodies' and was a breath of fresh air in what had become an incredibly stale and studious IDM scene. Rob Mitchell (who had originally signed the band to Warp) was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and the band rushed to deliver their second album, Rob died in the September of that year and the band were dropped by the label he'd founded shortly afterwards and the band dissolved.
The album is still awaiting official release. Billy went on to play keyboards with Broadcast (on the Ha Ha Sound tour) and is now a member of Seeland with Tim Felton (now also ex-Broadcast) and have released a single 'Wander/Pherox' on Duophonic in 2005. Mike Johnston went on to form Mike In Mono and is also 'Clive 2' in ZX Spectrum Orchestra and a member of Modified Toy Orchestra. Mark is currently DJ-ing with Matt from Pram for Silver Dollar, a reggae club in Birmingham. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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