Teebo was formed by Tom Coogan as a riposte to his former allies Lando. At the peak of his cynicism, he found a like mind in bassplayer Gareth Crane.

Trapped for a year in a small town, the sporadic rehearsals became a vent for the duo's frustrations at their listless lives. A succession of drummers came and went. Adrift in a sea of negativity, Coogan knew things had to change.

Even as musical differences led to internal conflict, he sought to regain his idealism and explore more accessible, optimistic sounds.

The songs Teebo recorded for the debut Gringo release reflected this new bright sensibility struggling to life, accompanied by a wider, more flexible musical palette. Shortly afterwards Coogan jumped ship to form the upbeat, energetic Hirameka Hi-Fi.