The Inbetweens were still teenagers when they moved from Dunedin to Auckland to build their following after winning the 1970 Battle of the Bands competition. They rented a five-bedroom house in Glen Innes and concentrated on an entry for the Loxene Golden Disc awards. With them was Mrs Phyllis Rabbett – the mother of Tony and Paul – who had managed the band since it began four years earlier. In Auckland, Benny Levin became the band’s new manager and Mrs Rabbett “chief cook and keeper of the peace”. Playdate magazine commissioned Max Thomson to shoot a photo essay showing The Inbetweens settling into their new digs.