Voom's on-off recording style meant their debut album Now I Am Me (1998) took at least six years to eventuate. Songs like 'Relax' and 'Beth' won them fans on student radio, and they played a support slot for Pulp. Many line-up changes later Buzz Moller — by 2005 the only original member — enlisted three new players to complete Hello, Are You There? which Nick Bollinger later rated as one of New Zealand’s 100 Essential Albums. Voom's influences included "the Beatles, Mum, The Beach Boys, girls, quantum physics and love lost and found”.