Lacto-Ovo released their debut album Shoes & You in 2000. On the strength of this release the band were signed to American label Smokeylung Recordings, Shoes and You being released right across the US in June 2001.
"If you have a penchant for hard-to-describe, yet entirely engaging songwriting, this should just thrill you to death. Shoes & You is the perfect listen." Splendid Ezine
In between longplayers the single Black and White Cats was voted by RRR listeners onto the EMI Soundscape Volume 3 compilation alongside Stereolab, The Dandy Warhols and Primal Scream.
The band followed this up in 2001 with Tsunami Pop released in Australia through pop label Lost and Lonesome (home of Kirsty Stegwazi, The Foots and The Salteens), the record becoming RRR's Incoming Album of the Month for November 2001.
"You'd have to be a humourless steely-nosed sonofawhatever to not like it. Sublime my friends." mono.net
"Magical. Nearly an hour full of pop delights in the most fashionable and obscure sense of the word 'pop'. This album is in my top five albums of the year." Not for the Money