When singer/songwriter/guitarist Julia Deans enlisted assistance from three close friends in mid-1996 to demonstration some original materials, there was simply no indication a permanent group would result and that group could have a fresh Zealand number 1 hit four years later on. Drummer Simon Braxton and Deans got jammed together just a little beforehand. Guitarist Steve Wells and Deans fulfilled via a shared acquaintance in 1995, and performed in a music group for about 90 days in 1995-1996. Wells and bass participant Andrew Bain got played collectively in rings since 1990. Deans was the hyperlink between all of them; it had been also she who developed the name Fur Patrol (she discovered it within an content she was reading). Those demos Deans and her close friends recorded together discovered attention in the home in Wellington, but also fascinated airplay for the nationwide Triple J radio network in Australia and university radio in Ottawa. In 1997 and 1998, Fur Patrol was voted greatest original music group in the Wellington music honours. The group released their 1st EP, the six-track Starlifter, in November 1998 through Wellington indie label Wishbone information, this time ending up in chart identification. Deans had been described as somewhere within a tortured Kristin Hirsh and a seductive Chrissie Hynde. The group’s produces were along with a solid diet plan of live shows. They had proved helpful themselves in to the position to become among New Zealand’s most well-known rings. The Oct 2000 discharge of your pet album was backed with a tour with fellow Wellington rings Weta and Shihad, as well as the music group played sold-out displays in nearly every city. 8 weeks after its discharge, the album proceeded to go gold, as well as the discharge from the “Lydia” one fulfilled with across-the-board airplay, sending it towards the much-prized number 1 place in mid-December. In March 2001, Hair Patrol relocated to Australia.