Sirius Rising formed in September 1983 at Exeter College FE. It featured George (guitar, vocals), Marc (drums), Yvonne (guitar) (all three of which were studying at the college), Dick (bass) and a new Jon (keys). It continued at a very slow pace for several months before it became as clear as kippers that there were too many diverse influences within the band for them to be able to work together in any form of cohesive harmony.
The name Sirius Rising was suggested by Marc, and everybody liked it. It was probably the only thing that the whole band ever agreed upon. After a few sessions and a little fiddling with an echo unit, which was most exciting in those days, the whole thing went fffffffff-fffff-pp, and that was the end.