Brassy formed in 1994 and were based in Manchester, England. Their line-up comprised Muffin Spencer (from New Hampshire, USA, the kid sister of Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) on vocals/guitar, Jonny Barrington (a.k.a. DJ Swett) on drums/samples/scratching, Stefan Gordon on guitar and Karen Frost on bass. The band released two albums, Got It Made (released in 2000) and Gettin' Wise (released in 2003). Their early singles were released on the Costermonger imprint and from 1999 they were signed to the Wiiija label.