1999 was started by Johan Hinders, Kitte and Palle in 2001 or 2002 after the split of the legendery Audionom. They found guitarist Jonas Bergman drinking peoples-beer outside their rehersal space and also brought in Audionom's old projectionist Martin Malm to make visuals/films for the stage. Palle who played drums quit so they called Jonas old film collaborator friend Askar to program drums. Kitte quit to focus on his other band Strip Muisc and instead Joel from the queer Oi! punk band Pharmacy started playing bass.