When music journalist Susan Jarvis described Strum's music as "unique, compelling and exquisitely beautiful", she very eloquently put into words what many audiences had experienced since the band's inception as a trio in 2004. Following other glowing reviews and numerous performances, Strum garnered 9 nominations in various awards, including best new band and one for best instrumental against the likes of Tommy Emmanuel. Additionally, with the initial pressing of their self-funded album selling out, the general opinion was that Strum had arrived and fans were anxiously awaiting the next phase in the band's career. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, Strum didn't play or record for most of 2005 and it was only half way through 2006 that the band was able to start recording and playing live again. The good news is that Strum is back in action with renewed vigour and conviction and with a new CD recorded. Strum is ready to launch an assault not only on the domestic market but also internationally.