The Australian electronica group known as Cut/Copy was established in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford. While Whitford provides the band's vocals, as well as the keyboard and guitar roles, Tim Hoey only plays guitar, while Ben Browning plays the bass guitar, and Mitchell Scott plays drums. Dan Whitford started Cut/Copy by himself and was soon picked up by Modular Records.
Shortly after being signed, Whitford brought on guitarist Harry Howard to help out in recording his single, "1981." Now that Whitford had a guitarist, he asked Bennett Foddy to help out with bass. Robbie Chatter also helped out with seven instrumental tracks on the first EP, I Thought of Numbers. In 2003, two years after Cut/Copy's establishment, Tim Hoey replaced Harry Howard; Mitchell Scott joined soon after due to their common circles of friends.
Cut/Copy released their first album, Bright Like Neon Love, in 2004. However, bassist Bennett Foddy left the band at this time for personal reasons. The band's second album, In Ghost Colours, was released three years later, in 2007, after a six week span of recording. Album number three, Zonoscope, is where Cut/Copy became a four-piece band with the addition of Ben Browning as a bass guitarist. 2011's "Zonoscope" is also the first album to earn an award; AIRA's award for "Best Dance Release." The band's fourth album, 2013's Free Your Mind, is notable for the promotion its first track through an app; fans near specific billboards could stream the entire song.