There are two bands called The Phoenix Foundation; one from New Zealand and a lesser-known act from Finland. New Zealand's The Phoenix Foundation formed in Wellington, New Zealand by founding members Sam Scott, Luke Buda and Conrad Wedde in 1997. They are joined by Will Ricketts (percussion), Tom Callwood (bass) and Chris O'Connor (drums). They plan to release an EP in early 2014. Their fifth album Fandango[/b was released on April 29 by Universal in Australasia and Memphis Industries for the rest of the world.