Smaller

Members of Smaller: Jason Riley, Paul Cavagnnah, Paul Cavanagh, Peter Deary, Stephen Deary, Steven Deary

Discography of Smaller:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Wasted / Aimless 2 Audio 1996 Better Records
2 God I Hate This Town / It's Closed 2 Audio 1995 Better Records
3 Wasted 4 Audio 1996 Better Records
4 Is 3 Audio 1997 Better Records
5 Badly Badly 11 Audio 1996 Better Records
6 Badly Badly 12 Audio 1996-10-02
7 Is 5 Audio 1997 Better Records
8 Smaller EP 10 Audio 1996-04-23 Maximum X
9 The Smaller EP 4 Audio 1995 Better Records
10 Wasted - 2 mixes 2 Audio 1996 Better Records
11 Badly Badly 11 Audio 1996 Better Records
12 Stray Dogs And Bin Bags 4 Audio 1996 Better Records
13 Badly Badly 11 Audio 1996 Better Records
14 Wasted 4 Audio 1996 Better Records
15 Is 4 Audio 1997 Better Records


The band were formed in the early 1990s by former [a=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 [a=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 [a=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.


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