Lythic Blue formed in the spring of 2000. The lineup features Martin Macphail (voice), Elliot Carter (guitar), Ryan Harrison (guitar), Jay B (drums), and Matt Morrison (bass). After recording several demos and playing all ages show around Vancouver Island for over a year, the band released Pandemonium, a split CD with Undergo, in the fall of 2002. After advancing their sound for over a year, opening for bands such as Hot Hot Heat and Moneen, and playing the Vancouver date of the Warped Tour, Lythic Blue released a six-song EP, "Bring Me My Monocle. I Want to Look Rich." and toured Western Canada in its support. The band's live shows range from an intimate and acoustic set to an intense and violent symphony. This contrast exists because the band draws influence from a diverse pool of artists, including Refused, Radiohead, Glassjaw, and the Dillinger Escape Plan.