There are three bands called the Fanatics. The two-piece Fanatics, based in New Zealand, formed in late 2003 or early 2004, soon releasing their self-titled EP The Fanatics in early 2004. They play dark, twisted, acerbic electro-rock featuring angular wall-of-noise guitar and programmed beats/bass and some good ole ranting vocals too. The three-piece Fanatics formed in 2005 as a four-piece after another band 'Short Fuse' broke up. With Ryan and Jed playing guitar, Ross drumming, Simon switching from bass to vocals and Jamie coming in on bass, 'The Fanatics' were born.