Scissor Sisters star Del Marquis has revealed that he started his solo project so he could stand out as an individual.
The US band which is fronted by flamboyant singer Jake Shears - have enjoyed much chart success with songs such as Take Your Mama and I Don't Feel Like Dancin'.
However, guitarist Marquis said it is hard to be recognised creatively in a band with so many larger than life members.
Speaking to Attitude, he said: "It's just that there are so many big personalities in the band, and I had a burning desire to do something that only spoke of me and my interest.
"It's not about being ignored. I love them, but it's important, if you're going to come back to that, to do some of your own projects."
He has recently been working on a series of EPs, with collaborations from the likes of Basement Jaxx and JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN.
The band announced last year that they are to write songs for a musical version of TALES OF THE CITY.