The Haywains

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A British indie pop band from Midsomer Norton, England, recorded from the late 1980s into the mid 1990s.

The group formed in 1988, taking their name from The Hay Wain a painting by English landscape artist John Constable.

The line-up included Paul Towler (b. 1965 Bristol, England; guitar), Jeremy Hunt (b. 1965 Manchester, England; vocals), Rachel Jones (vocals), Dave Yelling (b. 1965 Paulton, England; bass) and Marc Bendell (drums).

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. The group's second single The Freshen Up EP was released by German label Blam-A-Bit Records in September 1990. The group's first album Never Mind Manchester, Here's The Haywains, was self-released in 1990. The group's third 7" single Snuggle Up Warm With The Haywains was released in the USA in 1991 by Four Letter Words regarded as one of America's first indie-pop record labels. The group signed to Vinyl Japan in 1992 which would be their label until 1995. A 12" single Rosanna and a compilation album Get Happy With The Haywains were released by Vinyl Japan in 1992 followed by the band's second album Desperately Seeking Something in 1993, giving the band a wider international audience. The band's final 7" single Why Do I Get The Feeling Your Mother Hates Me? was released by Spanish label Elefant Records in August 1995.

After eight years together, the band engineered their own end with farewell shows during the summer of 1996. Singer Jeremy Hunt went on to co-run Cider City Records who have released recordings by US punk bands T.S.O.L. and Welt. 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.
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The Haywains Discography Tracks

Albums

The Haywains - Never Mind Manchester, Here's...The Haywains album art The Haywains Never Mind Manchester, Here's...The Haywains (Album) Emily's Shop UK 1991 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Desperately Seeking Something album art The Haywains Desperately Seeking Something (Album) Vinyl Japan UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Haywains - The Surfin' Trowbridge E.P. album art The Haywains The Surfin' Trowbridge E.P. (EP, Single) Woosh UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Fisherman's Friend E.P. album art The Haywains Fisherman's Friend E.P. (EP) Emily's Shop UK 1989 Sell This Version
The Haywains - The Freshen Up E.P. (Three New Cuts On Forty Five) album art The Haywains The Freshen Up E.P. (Three New Cuts On Forty Five) (EP) Blam-A-Bit Germany 1990 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Snuggle Up Warm With The Haywains album art The Haywains Snuggle Up Warm With The Haywains (Single) Four Letter Words, Four Letter Words US 1991 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Rosanna album art The Haywains Rosanna (EP, Single) Vinyl Japan UK 1992 Sell This Version
ER-116 The Haywains - Why Do I Get The Feeling Your Mother Hates Me? album art The Haywains Why Do I Get The Feeling Your Mother Hates Me?(7", EP) Elefant Records ER-116 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Get On Board With The Haywains album art The Haywains Get On Board With The Haywains (EP) Cloudberry Records North America (inc Mexico) 2014 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Bobbie Gentry's Tears album art The Haywains Bobbie Gentry's Tears (EP) Dufflecoat Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Girl In The Holly Court Diner album art The Haywains Girl In The Holly Court Diner (EP) Whoops! Records UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Snowflake 12 The Haywains - Who Needs Summer? / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town album art The Haywains Who Needs Summer? / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town(7", Single, Ltd, Sno) Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club Snowflake 12 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

No Catalog Number The Haywains - Get Happy! album art The Haywains Get Happy!(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Han) Not On Label No Catalog Number UK 1988 Sell This Version
No catalog Number The Haywains - Pophearts album art The Haywains Pophearts(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Liv) Not On Label No catalog Number UK 1989 Sell This Version
ER4 The Haywains - In Bed With The Haywains album art The Haywains In Bed With The Haywains(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Elefant Records ER4 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
The Haywains - Get Happy With The Haywains album art The Haywains Get Happy With The Haywains (Comp) Vinyl Japan UK 1993 Sell This Version
CIDEREYE14 The Haywains - A37 Revisited album art The Haywains A37 Revisited(CD, Comp, RM) Cider City Records CIDEREYE14 UK 2011 Sell This Version

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