Within the hysteria to discover a new Silverchair, several major-label record companies decided that Radish, a Dallas-based heavy post-grunge trio led by 16-year old guitarist Ben Kweller, will be the next big thing. Kweller have been playing electric guitar and writing music since the age group of eight; when he was nine, he got into Billboard’s songwriting competition and gained an honorable talk about. Over the following four years he performed in regional, Greenville, Texas-based rings like Green Eggs & Ham, ultimately founding Radish when he was around 12 yrs . old. Drummer John Kent became a member of in 1994, when he was 14, as well as the group produced a small number of demos with manufacturer Roger Greenwalt. On Greenwalt’s information, they added 28-calendar year previous bassist Bryan Blur, and started shopping the demonstration tape. Unexpectedly, the tape started an intense, extended bidding war. Ultimately, Radish agreed upon to Mercury Information in 1996 and started documenting their debut record with alterna-rock companies Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie. After very much media buzz, Radish’s debut record Restraining Bolt premiered in Apr 1997.