The Drowning Craze – Singles 81/82. Released via Bella Union on White Coloured Vinyl, CD. 

The history of post punk is full of curious footnotes and sudden dead ends. Fascinating bands that flared up, intoxicated with
the rush of ideas and sense of creative freedom in that fertile period where there were no rules and boundaries to creativity
for groups, leaving a vapour trail of a handful of singles and inevitable John Peel sessions before disappearing back into the

The Drowning Craze are typical of those bands. Their legacy is three singles and a John Peel session, a glimmer of possibility
and a hint of something quite wonderful and then gone. Fortunately for them their constituent members re-emerged
years later in other projects leaving them flagged up on the history train with the band’s bassist Simon Raymonde going on
to play in the Cocteau Twins before setting up his own label, Bella Union and original vocalist, Angela Jaeger, joining Pigbag
whilst their next singer, Frankie ‘Fun’ Nardiello, joined the esoteric Chicago industrial disco band Thrill Kill Kult.

The Drowning Craze had formed in early eighties London with Simon Raymonde – the son of Ivor Raymonde who wrote hits
for Dusty Springfield, such as ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and ‘Stay Awhile’ and then string arranging for all the Walker
Brothers hits. Simon played piano and violin at school but took his own tangent when punk rock arrived and bought his first
bass in 1977 aged 15 and learnt the whole of ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’, the Sex Pistols’ first album, in one afternoon.

Inspired by punk rock / post punk and John Peel he was very much a child of those times. Glued to Peel’s lugubrious tones
on the radio that were signposting a way out of the crashed car of punk rock and into new musical soundscapes he would also
help to carve as a foot soldier with The Drowning Craze.

Available to independent retailers on white coloured vinyl with digital download code.

Tracklisting: The Drowning Craze – Singles 81/82

1. Storage Case
2. Damp Bones – Have a Listen
3. Trance
4. I Love The Fjords
5. Heat
6. Replay

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