Best known as the post-Stone Roses project of guitarist John Squire, the Seahorses picked up where the last Stone Roses record left off, leaning toward traditional rock rather than the dance-influenced Brit-pop of the Stone Roses' heyday.
In 1996, less than a year after the Stone Roses called it quits, Squire formed the Seahorses (which, when the letters are rearranged, spells "he hates roses") along with vocalist/guitarist Chris Helme, bassist Stuart Fletcher, and drummer Andy Watts. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, Do It Yourself was released in June 1997 and received mixed reviews. After a world tour, including several dates with Oasis, the band hit the studio to record their second album, only to see Watts leave the group. He was quickly replaced, but after only one album, the group disbanded in February 1999 due to creative differences between Squire and Helme. An album's worth of material had been recorded, but never surfaced. Helme continued to record as a solo artist, while Squire has remained quiet since. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi