Originally hailing from the coastal town of Noosa, Australia, Star Kendrick and Toma Banjanin met in their teens and moved to Europe, spending their time between London, Berlin, and Gothenburg. The duo starting writing together when Kendrick had laid down a few demo vocal tracks and asked Banjanin to flesh them out. The resulting guitar- and synth-laden dream pop caught the ear of London-based independent 37 Adventures, which snapped up their debut 2016 single "Saltwater." At the end of the year, the duo released a second track, "Don't Talk About You." 2017 saw their fan base expand; the pair issued "Won't Look Back" and "Get You" before collecting them for their debut EP Relapse. They followed up with the single "Drink Too Much," while also spending their time touring and recording their debut album.