Local Foreigners formed in 2012 creating a mix of alternative rock, to dance and dub step. The name Local Foreigners originated from the fact that the band has two members from Dubai and New Zealand and three members from Cardiff, therefore creating the name Local Foreigners. They played many local shows then hit a breakthrough. Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds played the Cardiff International Arena and there was an after show party in Tiger Tiger. The boys were soon put on this show which bumped up their profile. They recorded their single Flashbacks in the summer of 2012 with Dan Turner who has previously produced for Bullet For My Valentine and worked with Joey Jordison and Cradle of Filth.