They recorded a session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in November that year. They broke into the UK top 75 with "Wasted" in September 1996. Their next single, "Is", which featured Noel Gallagher on guitar, gave them their biggest hit, reaching number 55 in the UK in March 1997. The band's debut album, Badly Badly, was released in April 1997. A second album was recorded, featuring a guest appearance from Richard Hawley, but it remained unreleased, and the band split up.
The band's lyrical themes included relationships, financial problems, and Digsy's experiences with drugs.