Naevus is a British experimental rock group. Formed in London in 1998 by Lloyd James (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Joanne Owen (bass, accordion), Naevus were often categorised as part of the ‘neo-folk’ genre. Their music has also drawn comparison with acts such as Swans and Wire, and often includes elements of industrial music.

The band released four albums between 1999 and 2004 before expanding to a four-piece with the addition of John Murphy (drums) and Greg Ferrari (electric guitar). Their first album with the expanded line-up was Silent Life, which was a critical success, and included contributions from members of Urge Within, Sieben, and Current 93. Their sixth album Relatively Close To The Sea saw them combining elements of their earlier post-punk sounds alongside more melodic material and progressive rock elements. In 2009, Hunter Barr returned as drummer, having previously played on EP The Body Speaks in 2004, and the EP Days that Go followed in 2010. The seventh Naevus album, The Division of Labour, was completed by Lloyd James as a solo effort and was released in May 2012. In 2013, the compilation CDs Stations and Others were released, gathering together all singles, B-sides and compilation tracks from 2001 to 2012 as well as new and previously unreleased material. The EP Backsaddling was released in 2014. The eighth Naevus studio album, Curses, is due for release in 2016.

Naevus Discography


Naevus Truffles Of Love (Album) Wooden Lung UK 1999 Sell This Version
Naevus Soil (Album) S.P.K.R. Italy 2001 Sell This Version
OP 005 Naevus Behaviour(CD) Operative Records OP 005 UK 2002 Sell This Version
OECD 068, OP 007 Naevus Perfection Is A Process(CD) Old Europa Cafe, Operative Records OECD 068, OP 007 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
HR!85 Naevus Silent Life(CD, Album) Hau Ruck! HR!85 Austria 2007 Sell This Version
HR!91 Naevus Relatively Close To The Sea(CD, Album) Hau Ruck! HR!91 Austria 2008 Sell This Version
HR!106, gg164 Naevus The Division Of Labour(CD, Album) Hau Ruck!, Klanggalerie HR!106, gg164 Austria 2012 Sell This Version
gg197 Naevus Appetite And Application(CDr, Album, Ltd) Klanggalerie gg197 Austria 2014 Sell This Version
Naevus Dead Man Circling (Album) Wooden Lung UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HR!57 Naevus Sail Away(7", EP, Ltd) Hau Ruck! HR!57 Austria 2003 Sell This Version
HR!70 Naevus The Body Speaks(10", EP, Ltd) Hau Ruck! HR!70 Austria 2004 Sell This Version
tf002 Naevus / KnifeLadder Naevus / KnifeLadder - Document Three(CD, EP, Ltd) Terra Fria tf002 Portugal 2004 Sell This Version
OEMP 011 Naevus / Spiritual Front Naevus / Spiritual Front - Bedtime / Badtime(10", Pic, Ltd) Old Europa Cafe OEMP 011 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
HR!90 Naevus Go Grow(7") Hau Ruck! HR!90 Austria 2008 Sell This Version
HR!97 Naevus Days That Go(12", EP, Ltd) Hau Ruck! HR!97 Austria 2010 Sell This Version
Naevus Acoustic Demo (EP) Wooden Lung UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
4iB 7"/0814/009 Naevus Backsaddling(7", EP, Ltd, Num) 4iB Records 4iB 7"/0814/009 Singapore 2014 Sell This Version
WL011 Naevus Dead Man Circling / Odour(2xFile, Single) Wooden Lung WL011 UK 2016
WL010 Naevus A Cold Cell / Friday Afternoon(2xFile, Single) Wooden Lung WL010 UK 2016


lwn 1 Leisure Hive* / Womb (2) / Naevus Leisure Hive* / Womb (2) / Naevus - This Is Not Failure(CDr, Comp) Not On Label lwn 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DMR002 Rose McDowall / Naevus / SonVer Rose McDowall / Naevus / SonVer - Music Box 2008(CDr, Ltd, Comp) Dagaz Music DMR002 Portugal 2008 Sell This Version
tourette 037 Naevus Others(CDr, Comp, Ltd, Num) Tourette Records tourette 037 US 2013 Sell This Version
tourette 036 Naevus Stations(2xCD, Comp) Tourette Records tourette 036 US 2013 Sell This Version