Van She Biography
Despite these claims, the band began with a sound very much rooted in the 1980s, heavy on synthesizer, although later material reflects a more textured sound. They also do remixes of other artists' work both under their own name and as the offshoot, Van She Technologic.
Van She began in 2005 when band members Nick Routledge, Matt Van Schie, Michael Di Francesco, and Tomek Archer all met through mutual friends at a club called Bang Gang in Sydney. In 2005 Van She released their self-titled, much hyped debut EP, Van She, on Modular Recordings including the single Sex City, which was in turn sampled by Crystal Castles on their album Crystal Castles (18 March 2008) – Lies Records / Last Gang Records. After touring with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New Young Pony Club and playing shows with the likes of Daft Punk, Phoenix and Bloc Party, Van She released their first album, V in 2008, which debuted at number #10 on the Australian charts. The album was co-produced by Jim Abiss at Konk studios in London in 2007. In June 2009, they released a remixed version of V, called Ze Vemixes.
Matt Van Schie has released songs under his own name and makes up half of the electronic music duo, Du Tonc, with Mighty Mouse. Michael Di Francesco has remixed songs under the title Arithmatix!, and released songs under the moniker 'Touch Sensitive'.