Initial rehearsals in a hall of residence resulted in original tracks such as Laura and Don't Say It's The Last Time as well as cover versions of Depeche Mode's See You and Erasure's Am I Right?. Rough demo recordings were put together in January and February 1992 which still exist today. After the summer recess that year more tracks were composed (Thousand Loves, Nobody's Perfect) and a live set compiled which was aired at several gigs in 1993, the first on January 21st of that year, then taking in various London and Cambridge venues, culminating in an epic 2 hour set at the Locomotive in Cambridge in October. More demo recordings were also made in June 1993 containing the new track Maybe Just A Day, and a cover of Pet Shop Boys' It's A Sin, as well as tracks written by a co-member of one of Keith's previous bands, Graham Rayner (who would go on to form successful industrial outfit Cubanate).
However, following Phill's departure from the University, the bands' output slowed down until the final concert at The Junction, Cambridge in March of 1994. No further material was composed together until March 1997. The name change was decided later in June in order to draw a line between the material recorded as This Violet Desire and any new output. These first sessions resulted in the tracks Without You, Blind and Yesterdays, and early versions of the tracks were aired on the Synthetic Electronic Techno Pop website.
Quite meet on average every six weeks to compose and record new material as well as revise existing tracks: early in 1998 a revolution in the Quite sound was achieved with the remixes of Without You and Best Forgotten, specifically chosen to be in the style of the acclaimed Trouser Enthusiasts. Quite record using PC technology. Since the beginning of 1999 many new tracks have been added to the band's arsenal, including potential future synthpop classics Close my eyes and What do you expect? Preparation is also currently underway for "Quite: an evening", a live spectactular to be held this summer at a venue to be announced in London, England. The band are currently unsigned but are achieving a wide distribution of the music through their website.
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