Originally called The Mullanes, Crowded House was formed in New Zealand by Neil Finn shortly after the demise of Split Enz, in 1985. The band also included bass player Nick Seymour (whose brother, Mark fronted Australian band Hunters and Collectors) and drummer Paul Hester. After signing a world-wide recording deal with Capitol Records (and changing their name), their debut self-titled album came out in 1986, which featured the massive hit "Don't Dream It's Over". Finn's songwriting was widely praised, some comparing him to Paul McCartney. Through the late 80's and 90's, Crowded House recorded four albums, and scored many hit singles, among them "Better Be Home Soon", "Mean To Me" "Something So Strong" and "Four Seasons In One Day". Since the band's split, Neil Finn has recorded several critically acclaimed solo albums.