Richard In Your Mind were born in late 2006 by housemates Richard Cartwright and Conrad Richters. They quickly sprung onto the public consciousness with their engaging live show which often features confetti canons, strobe lights and unconventional instrumentation. The band won the NSW leg of the 2007 Triple J unearthed competition, earning them an opening spot at that year's Sydney Big Day Out. December 2007 saw the band release their debut album, The Future Prehistoric, to rave reviews and solid FBI and JJJ airplay. Through 2008 the band toured extensively, eventually adding new members Pat Torres and Jordy Lane.