Urasei Yatsura formed in Glasgow in 1993 after bonding over a love of Velvet Underground and Galaxy 500. The trio consisted of Graham Kemp, Fergus Lawrie and Elaine Graham. In 1994 they contributed a live recording of the song Guitars are Boring to a compilation released by the Kazoo Club (based in Glasgow's notorious 13th Note bar). This recording, along with their fanzine Kitten Frenzy brought the band to the attention of John Peel and a session followed. The band then recorded a six track maxi single All Hail Urusei Yatsura. With the proceeds of the Peel session the band released a split single on their own Modern Independent Records label, Pampered Adolescent. They were later lured to London's Che Records where they released more records, but the band split after releasing their fourth album.