When Stonefield, a quartet of sisters who grew up on a hobby farm in rural Victoria, won Triple J's Unearthed High competition in 2010, they could not anticipate the hype that would follow.
Amy, Hannah, Sarah and Holly Findlay - the latter three still in high school at the time in their home town of Darraweit Guim - were lauded as the next big thing thanks to their retro-rocking songs, such as Foreign Lover and Black Water Rising.
The girls were courted by record labels and even scored a spot at the legendary Glastonbury Festival after being seen by scouts at Perth's One Movement event.
"Everything moved at a rapid pace," 22-year-old drummer and singer Amy says. "We couldn't really believe it, but we've had plenty of time to digest it."
Three years on and the four-piece, now aged between 16 and 22, have just released a self-titled debut album, which leans on their signature rock sound. Imagine a pinch of Joan Jett, a dash of AC/DC and whole lotta Led Zep.
According to Amy, the band's influences range from Aretha Franklin to the golden god himself, Robert Plant.
Stonefield worked with Band of Skulls producer Ian Davenport and mixer Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam) on the long-awaited debut, which follows two EPs.
While they spent the past 12 months in hibernation writing tracks, the previous two years saw the Findlays on the road touring the country, attending showcases in the US and taking their mum and dad to the UK.
Amy, who moved to Melbourne three years ago to start university, says their debut is inspired partly by her move from the country to the city.
"It's about how we feel on a lot of levels, from being in a band with your sisters to leaving home and spreading your wings," she says.
Amy admits being in a band with siblings has its advantages.
"We have always been really close growing up and when we chose an instrument to learn as kids we made sure we picked different ones so we could play in a band together."
Being the eldest means she finds herself taking the lead. "I was the first one out of home so the others have a place to stay in Melbourne when they come to visit," Amy says.
She and lead guitarist Hannah spent more time working on the album than Sarah (keyboards) and Holly (bass) - who are both still studying by distance education to finish Year 12 and 10 respectively.
"We used to write as a band in our shed," Amy says. "It was the only way we ever wrote songs.
"This time we wrote a lot more from Sing Sing Studios and utilised that opportunity to be in a professional space."
Stonefield asked Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir to help out on their voodoo-inspired first single Put Your Curse On Me and collaborated with Melbourne friends the Delta Riggs in their lounge room to flesh out songs.
"There's something about working with other young bands that really excites us," Amy says. "You share the same energy and it's really a grassroots love of rock'n'roll that drives you."