It all started a cold and rainy winter day in 1995... I stole this introduction directly from some tabloid, but anyway: In the beginning we were only two; my study-mate Mads Christensen and I. We realized that life as an engineering student could be rather boring from time to time, if you don't have other interests than the studies, and since we both used to play in different bands in the gymnasium we decided to form a new band. At first we called it "Mads and Mads" - we thought it was very original (for some weird reason people didn't really 'catch' the beauty of this name). For a short period of time we were even three persons with the name Mads so Mads, Mads & Mads could have been our name (he he). This name stuck for about two years (I guess nobody playing in the band really cared much about the name since we rarely (never in fact) put it on posters...).
We started playing covers of bands like The Smashing Pumpkin's, Tool, Nirvana and Live, but soon we started to create our own music and lyrics to get new challenges. Mads C. played the guitar and was the vocalist, and I played the drums. We had a couple of bass- and guitar players - some not as serious as we liked and some far to ambitious (one of the guitar players even offered to be our manager for a modest percentage of the profit), but in the spring of 1997 we found a permanent bass player - Kristian Toft Knudsen - also an engineering student (now graduate engineer), but with specialty in signal processing (Zzzz). Kristian introduced the Indy/lo-fi sound with heavy distorted bass to the band.
Just a few week's later lead guitar player Ewan Andreasen,
who studied as a librarian (currently he's making a university study on
top of his librarian education), joined the band. It was nice to have
someone in the band who didn't think in engineering cycles all the time.
When Morten had finished his librarian education he had to move south and couldn't play with the band anymore... He's still missed... Since then we just try to play together a little now and then when we have time :)