Rumblefish were centred round singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeremy Paige, and came from Birmingham. They released a 7″ and 12″ single Tugboat Line on the Pink Label, and appeared on a Pink compilation alongside labelmates McCarthy and The Wolfhounds, before signing to Summerhouse when Pink folded. An ever-changing line-up included various leading lights of the Birmingham scene of the mid to late 1980s, with ex-Nightingales, Terry and Gerry, Capitols and Fuzzbox personnel passing through the ranks. Starting off as a minimal line-up including violin, guitars and snare drum, with a raw, scratchy sound topped with Paige’s intriguing lyrics, they evolved into a much more commercial-sounding outfit, and by the time of their second Summerhouse single they had developed a lush pop sound of huge popular potential. When their deal with Summerhouse came to an end they signed to major label East West with whom they released an album in 1992, including a mixture of previously-recorded songs from their days with Pink and Summerhouse, and new material.