Up until that point, Darren had been writing, drumming & singing lead vocals in The Submarines . Before this he had played along side Paul Fox (RIP The Ruts guitarist) during the mid 90 s in a band called Fluffy Kitten later leaving to form The Phobics who are still in existence & currently playing in North/South London. Bass player Dan Reene joined up with Darren after finishing spells with The Whisky Mystics and power trio Panic . Dan s enthusiasm for playing original Punk music is the driving force behind the deep and powerful bass sound/style he has developed. Dan and Darren both from Kent; continued to rehearse until they were eventually joined by rhythm/lead guitarist Neil Warner. Hailing from Surrey Neil, who was playing in an outfit called The Water Pistols was looking for a new project. Having played in many local bands including Side Effects and Where s Adam , his next band Lefaye were finally rewarded with a support slot on The Cure s 1992 Wish Tour .
The Scalextrics were finally complete when lead/rhythm guitarist Richard McGrand joined after a lengthy rehearsal session in June. Richard also from Kent has many years experience playing & writing in a previous Post Punk/New Wave band called Torture Garden , later leaving to play as lead guitarist in The Submarines . The Scalextrics have developed a unique sound & style covering many band from the 70 s/80 s including PIL, Wire, The Ruts, The Buzzcocks, Magazine, The Clash to name but a few