According to Matt they were together for "six years, from the age of about 15" and that when they split up, just after they finished the second album, that whole period was quite experimental. Matt said: "It was quite a period in learning about my other self, which is what I think you wanted to know. I probably learnt the quality of friendship with the bandmembers. That might sound like a strange thing to say given what we're talking about, but it's true. I became closer to the other two members of the band, which i think is the really important lesson that I learned."