Sketching from punk and reggae affects, indie rock and roll group the Rank Deluxe shot to popularity soon after arriving together in 2005. Co-founders Lewis Dyer (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Richard Buchanan (vocals/acoustic guitar) first fulfilled in Thamesmead, U.K., and created a band known as the technique. After losing many users, Dyer and Buchanan auditioned for any drummer and bassist and found Chris Ballard (drums) and John Wellis (bass). The group released three singles in 2006 and quickly captured the interest of NME, Uncut, and Xfm DJ John Kennedy. After touring the U.K. and playing displays in Budapest, Hungary, the Rank Deluxe produced their American debut at CMJ. In early 2008, the group released the solitary “Tightrope”; their full-length debut was planned for launch the same 12 months.