Steven King (guitar and vocals) & Kevin Keane (bass) were school friends and spent their teens playing in bands in Dublin. The pair met Dara Coleman (drums) at a house party show. In keeping with the punk/grunge style of their music, Fangclub took a D.I.Y. approach to their burgeoning career by packing themselves off to the coastal village of Ballyheigue in Kerry to record over 25 tracks. While on one of their first DIY tours, with the band still sleeping in their van, they came to the attention of Universal Music's Irish team.