The band were formed in the early 1990s by former Cook Da Books guitarist/singer Peter "Digsy" Deary, his brother Stephen and friends Jason Riley and Paul Cavanagh.

They recorded a session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in November that year. They broke into the UK top 75 with "Wasted" in September 1996. Their next single, "Is", which featured Noel Gallagher on guitar, gave them their biggest hit, reaching number 55 in the UK in March 1997. The band's debut album, Badly Badly, was released in April 1997. A second album was recorded, featuring a guest appearance from Richard Hawley, but it remained unreleased, and the band split up.

The band's lyrical themes included relationships, financial problems, and Digsy's experiences with drugs.

Smaller Discography


betcd003 Smaller Badly Badly (Album) Better Records betcd003 UK 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BETSCD002 Smaller God I Hate This Town / It's Closed (Single, EP) Better Records BETSCD002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Bet 006 Smaller Wasted (Single) Better Records Bet 006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
bet005 Smaller Stray Dogs And Bin Bags (Single) Better Records bet005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
betfree001 Smaller Just As Bad(7", Single, Promo) Better Records betfree001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AVCM-65013 Smaller SMaLLER EP - Japan Edition(CD, EP, Jap) Maximum X AVCM-65013 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
betscd008p Smaller Is (Single) Better Records betscd008p UK 1997 Sell This Version

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