Pop/rock band Fur Patrol first appeared on the NZ recording scene with the EP Starlifter in 1998. The EP got the four-piece some notice, but it was their debut album Pet that really got things going. The striking hit single 'Lydia' was the most played song on NZ radio that year, and the band finished the year with four NZ Music Awards. The almost obligatory shift to Australia followed, with the band's second album Collider being recorded in Melbourne in 2003. The band has gone into recess these days, with singer Julia Deans now working solo.