Australian band Sidewinder was formed in Canberra in 1990 by Nick Craft (lead vocals and guitar), his brother Martin Craft (bass), Pip Branson (guitar), and Giri Fox (drums). One of a crop of new Australian bands playing alternative guitar pop at this time, Sidewinder never achieved the success of their contemporaries Pollyanna, Jebediah, or Something for Kate. Sidewinder released a number of EPs in the mid-'90s, including the T-Star EP and the Yoko Icepick EP in 1993, and the Gentle Art of Spoonbending EP in 1995. The band's debut album, Atlantis, appeared later in 1995 and produced a couple of minor singles. The follow-up, Tangerine, released in 1997, was more of a success, producing the hit "Titanic Days." This song, plus "Not Coming Home" from Atlantis, was featured in the soundtrack to the Australian film Blackrock.
In 1999, Sidewinder found themselves without a record deal after the merger of Mercury/Polygram with Universal Music. They disbanded in 2000.