HiFi Sean, also known as Sean Dickson, began his musical career in 1985, forming and fronting The Soup Dragons, before becoming DJ HiFi Sean. He went on to work with the likes of Yoko Ono, Norman Blake, Crystal Waters and more. David McAlmont began his career in London based band Thieves. After splitting up, McAlmont continued his solo career, which included opening for Morrisey, before he was approached by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. The two began a collaboration, making album The Sound of McAlmont and Butler. In recent years HiFi Sean and David McAlmont began to collaborate and their debut single 'The Skin I'm In' arrived in 2020.