Rival Consoles is Ryan Lee West. Born on November 1985, in Leicester, England, Ryan graduated from De Montfort University after experimenting with sound production. He made his debut Erased Tapes Records release in 2007 with the 'Vemeer' EP. 'The Decadent' EP would be his first release on the label as Rival Consoles. In 2009, he featured 3 tracks on the split '65 / Milo' with label mates Kiasmos. 'IO', the first full-length release, was rereleased the same year.