VVomen – pronounced “Women” – was formed in March 2013 in Marysville, California by guitarist Kyle Hansen, bassist Paul Collier, and drummer Allan Leri; all of whom had previously performed in bands together. The three members self-recorded a demo in September 2013 in order to find vocalist Kyle Kaylor. The following year was used to test material in a live setting and develop a more refined sound. Winter 2014, the four members recorded an extended player at the Wormhole, which was released both on compact disc in limited quantities and digitally. The limited release entitled “Hangin’ out being…” featured four songs that combined traditional rock with 90’s emo and punk.