Ryan and Alexis first met at college in St. Paul, Minnesota. The two both moved to Chicago separately when their St. Paul college was suddenly shut down. Their music collaboration started when Alexis recorded backup vocals on Ryan's "Hey Girl." Soon after, Ryan produced Alexis's "Bubblegum" under Kind of Red Records.
Ryan met and interviewed Kevin on his radio show, The Ryan Pollock Show, at 88.1 WCRX-FM. Shortly after, Ryan and Kevin began working on "The Other Side" EP. The tracks were produced by Ryan under Kind of Red Records. Due to a one letter difference, Ryan and Kevin are not related (Ryan PollOck, Kevin PollAck).