Anna-Lynne Williams and Matt Brown started performing together as Trespassers William in 1995 in Southern California. With a rotating cast of members, the band moved from Orange County to Seattle, but continued to make music that fell between shoegaze and folk. They toured the US and Europe and had many songs featured in film (A Love Song For Bobby Long, Annapolis, Tigermilch, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2) and television (Felicity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The O.C., One Tree Hill, Army Wives, Secrets and Lies, Brothers & Sisters, The Beast)
With the passing of time and with Williams and Brown both focusing more on their solo projects and new collaborations, they announced the break-up of the band on New Year’s 2012.
Anna-Lynne currently records as Lotte Kestner.