Three members lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians Clock DVA the Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt the notorious Chris Brain (Tense NOS) and Mark Brydon (Chakk Moloko) and after the replacement of Alan Fish (a.k.a. Fisch) by Nort Hula released Fever Car which became an indie hit. Then they recorded the impressive album Murmur. Hula recruited John Avery as a bass player. A bass player was necessary for the exciting live shows with lots of video material (Peter Care). Hula continued to bring out danceable 12 inches and more experimental albums. With this line-up Hula was more or less successful. International tours were made. Radio sessions for VPRO and John Peel were recorded and broadcasted. After Nort left the band in 1986 the music changed but still remained interesting. Later on Mark Albrow quit as well. When their record company Red Rhino went bankrupt they moved on to Wax Trax.