Unhappy with the production & direction of their early work David & Saul moved into a Dalston warehouse where they began to properly develop their sound. During a music video shoot that they were introduced to Henry Spenner who joined the band on drums. With a more full bodied electric sound developing the 4 piece spent the rest of the year headlining the unsigned circuit whilst building up a strong following; ending the year with a support slot for Ed Harcourt.
Around the same time the whole band moved into a new warehouse in Finsbury Park where they recorded their first promo CD with Producer Dave Dix. Following their progress were film makers blonde who had began to capture everything the band did on camera.
Soon after the recording sessions were completed Hen left the band to sign with Fields. The search began for a replacement whilst David continued to write new material & play acoustic sets with Greg & Saul around London. During a performance at an eARMusic night they met Sam Goddard who has since become the band's new manager.
Following a studio audition 5 months later Pino Trono was invited to join the band & intensive rehearsals began before the band was officially launched under their new name THE HIGHS at the Cobden Club in July. Since then the band has continued to evolve as quickly as their music which has been described as a "beautiful epic sound that lies somewhere between Muse & Sigur Ros".