Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Grenadine) and Dan Littleton (Hated, Ida) had played together on and off for seven years before Ivo Watts-Russell (the head of 4AD Records) approached Toomey about doing a side project.
She agreed and traveled to Livonia, MI, with Littleton to record at the basement studio of Warren Defever, guitarist and producer for His Name Is Alive. HNIA drummer Trey Many became the third member of Liquorice during the recording sessions. 4AD released Listening Cap in mid-1995. ~ John Bush, Rovi