Drummer Geoff Reading (previsouly in New American Sham and Green Apple Quickstep) teamed up with Duff McKagan, founding member of Guns n' Roses, after McKagan walked away from playing bass in the group in 1997. The started a band named Seattle (an ironic choice of band names for the now sober McKagan).
After only a short time together, the group were approached by Toshiba-Emi and signed a deal for Japan. The result was the Martin Feveyear/Loaded produced album "Dark Days". Locomotive Music released the album in Europe.