Inspired by seminal punk and new wave innovators (The Stooges, The Buzzcocks, Public Image Limited, The Birthday Party, Joy Division, Magazine, The Slits), Naevus was formed in London in 1998 by Lloyd James and Joanne Owen.
Naevus’ playful self-released debut, “Truffles of Love” came out in 1999.
Unavailable for several years, and much sought after by collectors, Naevus’ debut album is now reissued by Old Europa Cafe in newly re-mastered form, with significant sonic improvement on the original 1999 release.
This re-issue also includes six bonus tracks dating from the same period.
These tracks were previously only available on obscure compilations which were released in very limited quantities and are long-since deleted.
The inclusion of this bonus material brings the running time of the CD to over 74 minutes and gives a complete picture of the early development of Naevus.
The original artwork has been extensively overhauled and this edition is presented in digipak format and includes a 16 page booklet with lyrics to all tracks plus an essay on the band’s beginnings.
Track-list (* = bonus track) :
Bread and Cheese in the Doctor’s Surgery
The Mouth Song
The Lonely Remedial
The Steep Face*
Hit the Squeeze-Box*
Mother, I’m Texture*