Anorexia were a punk band from Watford, Hertfordshire, England formed in 1978.

The band’s self-financed debut single in 1980/81 was ‘Rapist in the Park’ became an underground hit and all three tracks off their single were frequently requested on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. The other two tracks were ‘Pets’ and ‘I’m a Square’.

Second 7” single in 1982 was a 4 track EP, untitled but with the tracks ‘Softly, Quietly or Shout’, ‘Steven’, ‘Inaminate Objects’ and ‘Marching Song’. Lisa Sinclair joined the group on alto sax and clarinet. Julie Hadwin who later went on to guest with The Style Council, sung on the this EP, replacing Kim Glenister, who fell out with the founding members Nick Page and the Leigh brothers.

The group disbanded in 1982/3 with the Leigh brothers continuing on as Johnny 7 until the mid- to late-1980s.

Highlight gigs were at the Rock Garden, pubs in Hampstead and north London area, Brighton Poly, Bath Academy of Art, Rickmansworth (supporting Wilco Johnson and the Solid Senders) and Cassiobury College, Watford in 1978 where the 3-piece ‘The Executives’ opened for Anorexia. Two members of the Executives went on to form Wham!

Members were:
Kim Glenister - Vocals
Nick Page - Vocals
Kevin Leigh - Guitar
Andrew Leigh - Bass
Peter Leigh - Guitar
Graham Snell - Drums

Singles & EPs

Anorexia - Rapist In The Park album art Anorexia Rapist In The Park Slim Records (5) UK 1980 Sell This Version
BRS011 Anorexia - Untitled album art Anorexia Untitled(7", EP) Slim Records (5) BRS011 UK 1982 Sell This Version