Sea Stories (band)
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|Genres||Indie pop, Indie rock|
|Years active||1986 to 1993|
|Labels||Rampant, I.R.S. Records, Polydor|
|Associated acts||Sunglass, Gigantaur, My Zuko, Penny Hewson|
|Past members||Simon Honisett
Sea Stories were one of a number of promising Melbourne bands that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s that also included, amongst others, The Glory Box, Ripe, Helvelln, Autohaze, The Fauves, The Killjoys, The Hollowmen and Pray TV.
The band released the mini album ‘To Light the Home Fires’ on Rampant Records in 1987 and then followed it up with the 12-inch EP ‘Secret World’ in 1988. The band then released two albums, ‘Miller's Pond’ in 1990 and ‘Wide Eyed and Dreaming’ in 1991, both on I.R.S. Records. In 1993 the band released the ‘Junior’ EP on Polydor.
In March 1993 the band played a month-long residency of Wednesday nights at the Evelyn Hotel in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. In April, they started another month-long residency of Wednesday nights at the Punters Club Hotel, located across the road from the Evelyn. These dates were announced as being some of their last shows. A final farewell show was held on the 14th of May at the Central Club Hotel, Richmond.
Post break up
Simon Honisett and Penny Hewson re-emerged in 1994 as acoustic duo Sunglass. The duo issued the ‘Sunglass’ album (April 1994) and the CD EP `When Stars Collide' (June). Sunglass issued a new single, `How Long Can You Stay Angry?' in July 1995. At the same time Honisett and Hewson launched four-piece outfit Gigantaur to cater to their guitar pop tastes, releasing the single `On a Rocket'/`Trailer Trash' and CD EP Gigantaur (July 1995). Hewson released her debut solo album ‘Me’ in 1998 on her own label Wasabi Records. Hewson then relocated to Los Angeles where she played in a short lived band called My Zuko. After living there for a decade, Hewson returned to Melbourne and released her second solo album ‘It’s An Endless Desire’ on Popboomerang Records in August 2012.
- Secret World (1988)
- Junior (1992) - Polydor
- To Light the Home Fires (July 1987) – mini album - Rampant
- Miller's Pond (1990) – I.R.S. Records
- Wide Eyed and Dreaming (1991) – I.R.S. Records