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The Haywains - The Surfin' Trowbridge E.P. album

The Haywains - The Surfin' Trowbridge E.P. album
  • Performer The Haywains
  • Title The Surfin' Trowbridge E.P.
  • Date of release 1988
  • Country UK
  • Style Indie Rock, Indie Pop
  • Other formats ADX FLAC AIFF ASF MIDI AA AU
  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1979 mb
  • Size FLAC 1302 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 896

The band's first release The Surfin' Trowbridge EP, a flexi disk issued with Woosh fanzine in September 1988 was an early example of indie pop. The group established their own record label Emily's Shop Records for the release of their first 7" single, The Fisherman's Friend EP in July 1988 which saw them gain radio airplay from John Peel. The record was intended as a homage to the Fisherman's Friend throat lozenges produced by Lofthouse company who allowed the group permission to reproduce their brand's iconic packaging on the record cover. His label released a posthumous compilation album by The Haywains, A37 Revisited in 2010. Songwriter Paul Towler went on to form The Casswells in 1996 who released one album for Vinyl Japan before splitting in 1997. After retiring from music in 1997, Paul returned to form alt-country tinged The Westfield Mining Disaster in 2006.

Got it. + add. album. alternative c86 indiepop jangle punk pop twee Midsomer Norton. The Haywains Midsomer Norton, UK. placeholder. Formed in 1988, The Haywains played three-chord jangly punk-pop with bittersweet lyrics and a distinctive dual boy/girl vocal delivery

The Haywains are delighted to announce "Get On Board With The Haywains", the band's brand new . will be released by Cloudberry Records on May 30th.

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The Haywains began their recording career with the 'Surfin' Trowbridge EP' a flexi-disc issued with a pop fanzine called 'Woosh!' in 1988. The following year, the band's first single 'Fisherman's Friend' was released on the band's own 'Emily's Shop' label and received some all-important exposure by John Peel. The band went on to release a string of somewhat elusive 7" singles for small independent labels in Europe and the USA, ultimately signing to Vinyl Japan in 1991. There comes a time when you just get too old for singing songs about teenage angst, and The Haywains officially disbanded after announcing a farewell hometown gig in the summer of 1996. A brief reunion took place in 2002 showing that the boys, and girl, could still get away with playing pop music five years after their split. The former band members still insist that the recipe behind their irresistible charm was in doing it just for fun.

Issued with two 7" flexi-discs: WOOSH 002: Driscolls - Fathers Name Is Dad, Strawberry Story - Tell Me Now WOOSH 003: The Haywains - The Surfin' Trowbridge .

The Haywain Triptych is a panel painting by Hieronymus Bosch, now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. The central panel, signed "Jheronimus Bosch", measures 135 by 200 centimeters and the wings measure 147 66 cm. The outside shutters feature a version of Bosch's The Wayfarer.


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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WOOSH 003 The Haywains The Surfin' Trowbridge E.P. ‎(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, EP) Woosh WOOSH 003 UK 1988
none The Haywains The Surfin' Trowbridge e.p. ‎(2xFile, MP3, Single, RE, 320) Not On Label (The Haywains Self-released) none 2013