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 vapor trail of a handful of singles and inevitable John Peel sessions before disappearing back into the ether.
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. Bands like the Drowning Craze leave endless ‘what ifs’. We know they had their own paths to follow but an album or two would have tied up a lot of potential. And yet, the fascinating loose ends that are hinted at in these raw and thrilling early explorations stand the test of time and leave a surprisingly composite whole that captures an emotional flickering shadow that still sound fresh and intriguing…
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1. Storage Case
2. Damp Bones
4. I Love The Fjords
5. In The Heat