Established in 2001, Rhombus first made a splash on the scene in 2002 with their award-winning debut al- bum Bass Player featuring the iconic singles “Clav Dub” and “Onward (Step it Up)”. They followed up with their critically acclaimed sophomore album Future Reference in 2005. 2006 saw the release of Onwards: Remixes and Archives and then their final studio album Rhombus in 2008. The group went on hiatus in 2011 to pursue other projects.
During their first decade, Rhombus toured extensively in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, winning ac- claim for their energetic performances and unique sound. Festival performances included The Big Day Out (NZ), Rhythm and Vines (NZ), Womadelaide,, Planet IndigenUS (CAN),
Grassroots (UK), and more.
The intervening years saw core members Simon Rycroft, Koa Williams and Thomas Voyce keep busy with a range of other activities, including producing, mixing and mastering in their studio, postgraduate research, teaching, DJ shows, tour management, light and sound installations.
Having lived overseas for a number of years, Simon returned to Aotearoa in 2018, and work on the new al- bum began in 2020.