Before Tracey Thorn established herself with Everything however the Lady, she produced mellow, spare indie pop using the all-female act the Sea Girls. Inspired from the Raincoats as well as the Youthful Marble Giants, Thorn created the Sea Ladies with her schoolmate Gina and Jane Fox in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Britain, in 1980. Initially, Thorn played acoustic guitar with Gina on vocals and Fox on bass. Given that they understood no drummers, the group made a decision to concentrate on a minimalist method of music. After Gina held lacking rehearsals, she was changed by Jane Fox’s more youthful sister, Alice Fox, on vocals; Thorn would ultimately sing aswell. The trio documented a tape known as A Day time by the ocean and offered it with their acquaintances. The Sea Girls ultimately released two albums within the U.K., 1982’s Seaside Party and 1983’s Lazy Methods. Lazy Methods was made by among the band’s affects, Stuart Moxham from the Youthful Marble Giants. While going to Hull University or college, Thorn began composing tunes for herself; she was just in a position to gig using the Sea Girls during vacations. The Sea Girls split up after Thorn and Alice Fox experienced an argument carrying out a concert in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1983. Thorn after that recorded her single recording A Distant Shoreline before becoming a member of Ben Watt in Everything however the Lady. In 1997, Cherry Crimson Records mixed both of the Sea Ladies’ albums onto one Compact disc; spinART reissued the albums in america four years afterwards.