James started playing guitar in his early teens and soon after that started playing the drums. Living in a huge house in the middle of nowhere in west Wales he was fortunate enough to be able to play guitar and drums at any time of the day or night without having to apologise to disgruntled neighbours. The drum kit belonged to his best friend who needed a place to keep it in the summer. This allowed them to jam whenever the mood took them and so they spent their time playing covers of the early Seattle grunge bands such as Soundgarden and Nirvana as well as their own sometimes ultra-heavy riffs and noise jams. Soon after that James got some cheap recording equipment a bass guitar and various other music / noise making devices and started to record.