The Windmills originally formed in Southend-on-Sea, Britain, in 1987 as something from the short-lived C-86 motion, a loose collective of Uk indie pop rings influenced in equal measure from the jangly guitar pop from the Smiths, the three-chord naïveté from the Ramones, as well as the nostalgic sweetness of the lady group era. The initial lineup in 1988 released its lone solitary, “YOUR DAY Dawned on Me,” within the STS label before inner friction pressured a split 2 yrs later; nevertheless, in 1998 three-quarters of the group — vocalist/guitarist Roy Thirlwall and siblings Tony (acoustic guitar) and Dan Pankhurst (bass) — reunited, adding fresh drummer Pete Spicer to execute a one-off Xmas gig. Approached by Matinee Information manager Jimmy Tassos about reissuing classic Windmills materials, the group rather entered the studio room to record its return one, “Three Sixty Levels,” in-may 1999. Their first-ever full-length work, Advantage of August, implemented in early 2000. The EP Medication Autumn made an appearance in Oct, but after overall the 2001 EP When IT HAD BEEN Winter, Spicer still left the group; brand-new drummer Rob Clarke finished focus on the Windmills’ sophomore LP, Sunlight. The TRAVELLING the Globe EP adopted in middle-2002.