US indie 'supergroup' Liquorice featured Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Grenadine), Dan Littleton (Hated, Ida) and Trey Many (His Name Is Alive). Jenny and Dan were close friends and had been playing music together sporadically for the several years. However, commitments to their main bands made collaboration increasingly difficult.
In 1995, Ivo invited Jenny to make a one-off solo album for 4AD. She worked with Dan on the demos and Liquorice was born. The recording proper took place in Livonia, Michigan - the home of His Name Is Alive, whose drummer Trey Many handled percussion. Produced by HNIA's leader Warren Defever, the result was Listening Cap: a subtle, largely acoustic record which showed the full beauty of Toomey's voice.