Sardine v (or just Sardine) was an Australian post-punk band, formed by Stephanie and Ian Rilen in Sydney in 1980. They broke up in 1983 and Ian went back to playing with X. The band formed after Ian bought a keyboard for his children. "I didn't know she played until I bought a keyboard for the kids and I was writing songs in my room at the house. She just walked by and played a line on the keyboards. I said: 'Do that again'."