The Swedish garage punk quartet Division of Laura Lee emerged in the mid- to late '90s, assembled out of spare parts in the Swedish hardcore music underground and indebted to the sounds of Washington, D.C.'s punk scene. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Per Stålberg, guitarist David Ojala, bassist Jonas Gustavsson, and drummer Håkan Johansson, the quartet was soon playing shows wherever it could. The band debuted on wax in 1998, issuing the There Is a First Time for Everything EP as well as a split release with the American post-hardcore group Milemarker. Another split EP followed in 1999 from the Car Crash label, this time with fellow band Impel. The Division self-released At the Royal Club in 1999, and the collection of singles and odds 'n' sods tracks served as an informal full-length debut until the band signed a record deal with Burning Heart in 2001.