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Following the demise of US sleaze rock duo Royal Trux after the release of 2000s Pound For Pound, Jennifer Herrema (1972, USA) ceased working with her bandmate/partner Neil Hagerty and lay low for a couple of years to deal with a number of personal issues. While the increasingly prolific Hagerty buried himself in multiple projects, Herrema bided her time before electing to retain a band format for her first recordings without her former partner. She recruited guitarist Jaimo Welch and drummer Nadav Eisenman to form RTX, taking the name from an old abbreviation for her former band. The trio made their debut with 2004s Transmaniacon. The album lacked both the raw verve and focus of Royal Truxs best work and instead pursued a more straightforward, guitar-heavy hard rock direction.