Ashtray Babyhead formed in 1995, the band later changed their name to The Kicks and were signed to XS Records. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2002. With a sound very similar to Weezer, Saves The Day, and The Rentals, the band was known for their "Catchy Tunes" that were known to cause one to "Toe Tap". After touring with such bands as Nada Surf, The Donnas, and Superdrag, The Kicks moved to TVT Records, underwent a lineup change, and released "Hello Hong Kong" in 2003. The band has been inactive since 2004.