Men On The Border was started as a project in the autumn of 2011 by Goeran Nystroem (lead vocals, guitar) and Phil Etheridge (guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals, producer) celebrating the life, music and art of Syd Barrett. Our aim was to produce a few Barrett songs with little or no reference to the original recordings; to build on the melodies and lyrics in a new way. The project turned unexpectedly into a full album of interpretations (Shine!). This was followed up with the album Jumpstart in 2013, which mostly featured band compositions. Since then, a number of singles have been released with both band and Barrett songs.
A shorter, remixed version of Jumpstart (Jumpstart Redux) was released in April 2019.