Not to be outdone by the American Idol machine, the UK equivalent talent show The X Factor regurgitated its share of c-level talent for mass consumption. The Smith (really?) brother-sister duo debuted in 2008 with a fizzy dance-pop album not-so-ironically titled Pop. That album did so well its Simon Cowell-backed record company SyCo dropped the group. Undeterred, the group returned with the early 2011 sophomore release The Rest Is History. The rest of what, now? The band released an album preview on YouTube in January 2011.