- Pop Will Eat Itself
Indie-grebo band from Stourbridge.
They originally formed in 1981 and throughout their mid-80s peak were also known as The Poppies and PWEI.
Key members include: Graham Crabb and Robert 'Fuzz' Townshend. Singer Clint Mansell left the band in the late '90s.
Their most memorable releases include: Albums - 'Box Frenzy' (1987), 'Cure For Sanity' (1991) and 'The Looks Or The Lifestyle?' (1992). Singles - 'Can U Dig It?' (1989), 'X Y & Zee' (1991) and 'Ich Bin Ein Auslander' (1994).
An offshoot band formed in 2005 by Crabb and called Vileevils (Vile Evils) was a direct reaction to Mansell's then side-projects.