An offshoot of Mobile Stud Unit, but with more serious intentions, The Nerve released a CD Gobby in October 1995. The Nerve were Jamie Stone (guitar, vocals, synth, bass, slide guitar), Jocko Ellis (guitar, vocals), Jude Richards (bass, vocals) and Jamie Low (drums). They also have one song, Fat little fucker, on the Green Eggs and Hamilton compilation. The Nerve won the Contact 89FM Battle of the Bands in 1997. Jamie Stone went on to form Trucker.
They were featured on the cover of the weekly Hamilton free paper, City Weekend in 1997 as a result of their Battle of the Bands win.