Rachel Stamp were formed in 1994 when David Ryder Prangley met Will Crewdson before recruiting Cliff Harris and Mike Rowe.
The band signed to WEA Records, but were dropped without releasing the album they had recorded for the label.
Their debut album Hymns For Strange Children was recorded in two weeks with John Fryer (HIM, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie) as record producer, and upon its release went to the top of the NME’s Independent Chart.
The band next signed to Pure Stirling Records, who released their second album Oceans Of Venus in the UK.
It was subsequently released in the US by Captiva Records, and in Germany through Sony Music. The band was inactive for a few years despite never officially splitting up, and reformed in 2009, initially to support their best of compilation album, Now I’m Nailed To Your Bedroom Wall, I’ve Only Got Myself To Blame. This was followed by a short UK tour in late 2009.
In 2010, Will Crewdson and David Ryder-Prangley played alongside Adam Ant for performances around London. Crewdson is also currently working with a band called LIVAN, fronted by Greek-born musician Cosmas Livanos.
Official website www.myspace.com/rachelstamp