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Mi-Sex owed its success — riding the new wave scene of the late 1970s and early 80s — to one-time cabaret singer Steve Gilpin's desire for a new musical direction. Convinced there were too many rock acts to compete with, Gilpin evolved the band Fragments of Time into techno-pop rockers Mi-Sex in 1978 (taking the name from an Ultravox song). They put out their first single that year, followed by their biggest hit, ‘Computer Games', which topped the Australian charts. Gilpin died on 6 January 1991 after a car accident; the band reformed again in 2011, with Noiseworks' Steve Balbi on vocals. They released an EP and an album in 2016.