Bennet formed in the summer of 1993 in Reading. They spent their days writing, rehearsing and playing gigs. Having finally found their "sound", they signed a deal with Roadrunner Records in 1995. Debut single "If You Met Me, Then You'd Like Me" is released in the UK in March 1996, which charted in the Independent Top 10. In May `96 their second single, "Colossal Man" again charted and saw the band touring with the likes of Number One Cup, Pusherman and Supermodel. Bennet was also approached by the Fierce Panda label to do a joint single with Bis and Number One Cup.