Featuring former members of Exlovers and Feathers, Totally formed when friends Jade, Laurel and Fliss spotted Susan playing drums as part of Pete Astor’s live band. They press-ganged her into joining their new project and the group later recruited bassist Franny to complete the line-up. Their early demos (recorded by Sauna Youth’s Lindsay Corstorphine) immediately caught the attention of several labels and promoters.
Each member of Totally brings their own influences and life experience to the project, resulting in a sound which draws from DIY, sixties girl groups, Australian guitar pop and 90s R & B to result in something completely fresh. They have been described by Record of the Day (who’d flagged the band as one of the hottest unsigned acts) as “a super laid back, far cooler Sugababes — meant in the best possible way”.