Following the Roth model, their first independent releases were vinyl 45s, which attracted the attention of the Tru Thoughts label. In 2005 they worked on their debut full-length for Tru Thoughts, Step It Up, which was followed by Rawville in 2007. Experimenting with occasional vocal additions, they discovered talented singer Kylie Auldist and devoted their next album, 2008's Just Say: The Bamboos Present Kylie Auldist entirely to songs co-written with her; they released a live album, Listen! Hear! Live!!!, followed quickly by the studio offering Side-Stepper in 2008, which featured vocal contributions from Auldist as well as Melbourne singer Megan Washington and British rapper TY.
Ironically, it was their work on the soundtrack to Nintendo game De Blob that would expose their music to the greatest number of listeners when the game went multi-platinum, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. They also placed songs in TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, and Underbelly, as well as the film Crazy Stupid Love. In 2010, their fourth album, 4, was released, followed in 2012 by Medicine Man. After global touring and session work by the group's individuals, they reconvened to record, Fever in the Road; the album was issued in the spring of 2014. ~ Jody Macgregor, Rovi