Founded by Kevin Thornton (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer), Enoch Porch (drums, vocals, synthesizer, guitar, piano), and Luke Aaron Jones (bass, vocals, piano), Waves on Waves began in Indiana beneath the name Thornton prior to the group relocated to Nashville. Following the group’s 2004 discharge, Acquired a Sword, gained the interest of critics and supporters, Thornton (the group) gained an award on the Nashville Picture Awards for Greatest Experimental Rock and roll. While on tour to market the record in 2004 and 2005, the group narrowly escaped the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and abruptly canceled the others of its schedules. After a months-long hiatus (Kevin Thornton relocated to SOUTH USA, Porch toured being a bassist with Lovedrug, and Jones got wedded), the trio reconvened, transformed its name to Waves on Waves, and inserted the recording studio room. The self-titled Waves on Waves premiered in June 2008 on VTP Music.