Sonic wizard Robin Guthrie (ex-Cocteau Twins) and vocalist Siobhan de Mare (ex-Mono) composed the hazy dream pop of Violet Indiana. Soon after de Mare was relieved of her Mono responsibilities, she received a telephone call from Guthrie, requesting her if she’d prefer to use him. Not really acquainted with Guthrie’s cult position, she asked her sister about him and made a decision to consider him through to the present. In past due 2000, the duo released the Choke EP on Bella Union, the label operate by Guthrie and previous Cocteau partner Simon Raymonde. Keeping a few of Guthrie’s brand characteristics and merging them with de Mare’s sluggish, self-confident delivery, the Choke EP set up them convincingly more than enough as something taken off Guthrie’s prior music group — a complicated thing certainly. 2001’s full-length Roulette improved over the appealing debut. A singles collection, Modern casino, implemented in early 2002. Russian Doll was the correct follow-up to Roulette, released in June of 2004.