Every band dreams of instant success. Get a few songs together and ink a label deal. And though 1990s were signed by the UK's Rough Trade Record Company after only a half-dozen shows their rise wasn't quite that swift or direct.
Lead singer/guitarist Jackie (John) McKeown and bassist, Jamie McMorrow, were the founding members of Scottish indie band The Yummy Fur. Musicians doing time in the band included Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson.
The Glasgow band V-Twin contributed drummer Michael McGaughrin.
1990s opened for Pete Doherty's Babyshambles and Franz Ferdinand prior to issuing their '07 debut "Cookies." But McMorrow left later that year and was initially replaced by Teenage Fan Club's Norman Blake for an '07 European tour. Dino Bardot, also from V-Twin, played on North American and Australian shows before becoming a member. The band's sophomore effort, "Kicks," landed in '09.
Start with a chord slashing guitar. Slide in a pumping bass and sharp drums. Fill the holes with cheery backing vocals and top it off with a singer rolling between Ian Hunter and Iggy Pop. That's what the 1990s do.