Australian Punk Rockabilly outfit The Living End had formed in 1994 in Melbourne by Chris Cheney on guitar and lead vocals, and Scott Owen on double bass and backing vocals. In 1996 they were joined by Travis Demsey on drums. Their self titled debut reached No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and remained in the top 50 for 63 weeks. The Living End was certified 4× Platinum by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).