Solar Enemy are probably more widely recognized under their previous band name, Portion Control. The "sideproject" was formed in 1990 by John Whybrew, Ian Sharp and Dean Piavani and released two albums on Third Mind Records and T.E.Q. Music respectively, with some songs that did reasonable business in the clubscene at the time. Solar Enemy ceased activity in 1993. John and Dean reformed as Portion Control again in the early 21st century.