In 1995 Hoffman started performing with her high school classmate Ben Lee's pop/punk band Noise Addict as a 15 year old guitarist.
"I just did the last tour with them, which was great because I got to go to America, I never actually recorded with them, except for a B-side on a seven-inch.
She later returned to the US, this time on holiday, ending up in San Francisco.
"Again, through fate, I met the musician I'm currently working with. It wasn't premeditated. I didn't go over there thinking of making an album."
"I've had nothing but respect and support, Everyone over there is interested in what's happening here, too. When I do go over there, I take over some Aussie hip-hop and people are surprised. They find it hard to understand. My accent isn't as hardcore, but they have problems trying to decipher everything that's said. They think the beats are really good, but they can't understand all of it."
The result of her San Francisco connection was the release of her debut solo EP, Hyperbolic Logic in 2004.