Roger Waters was the main lyricist for the classic British rock band Pink Floyd. He, along with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright, formed the band in 1965 and released their first album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" in 1967. In 1968, Syd Barrett was replaced by guitarist/singer David Gilmour. He and Gilmour were the main creative forces behind the albums "Meddle," "Dark Side of the Moon," and "Wish You Were Here"; Waters eventually became the primary songwriter, being the driving force behind "Animals", and "The Wall" as well as the sole songwriter of "The Final Cut".
Gosteleradio began as a studio project for Ben and Josh Strong in early 2009. The brothers started writing songs in a series of Melbourne rehearsal rooms and apartments. The idea to turn these proggy, disjointed sessions into a cohesive, fully independent album quickly developed. In June, good friend Marty Umanski was brought in to perform live drumming duties. Marty instantly transformed Gosteleradio from a studio project for Ben and Josh to a functioning three-piece band.