The idea of Aides was born in 2001 when two Estonian friends - Kostja and Mike - decided to form a band. They tried out several musicians, but none of them seemed to be any good. It all changed on 4th June 2002 when they tried out who appeared to be an instant match - Mikk. The new line-up was Kostja on the bass and vocals, Mike on the guitar, and Mikk on the drums. The band recorded their first demos, which were also featured on the radio. In the spring of 2003, Aides gave a few concerts.