Formed in South London in 1983, The Woodentops released their debut single ‘Plenty’ on Food Records in 1984 before signing to Rough Trade and releasing a series of singles through the label in ’85. The debut album ‘Giant’ followed in 1986, rising to No. 2 in the Indy chart, the following year’s ‘Live Hypnobeat Live’ reaching the top spot. After this release, the band became more experimental, reflected on their second LP ‘Woodenfoot Cops On The Highway’. This was to be their last release on Rough Trade although the band continued to play live until 1992. The Woodentops returned to the live scene in 2006 and released ‘The BBC Sessions’ in 2007.