The Past Seven Days were from Sheffield, England. They signed with 4AD & released this single.
I know these tracks are both available on 1997 4AD rerelease of Various Artists - Natures Mortes-Still Lives, a compilation of early 4AD bands that was originally released in Japan in 1981. I just thought that some folks might like to have the original so here it is. I liked a lot of older 4AD bands (Xmal Deutschland, The Wolfgang Press, & more). This is some early post-punk, kinda dark but not really goth, maybe more like noir. There are plenty of synthesizers, but it is not synth driven, there is plenty of scratchy guitar, sparse rhythms, & early 80s era moody vocals.
I believe this is the bands only release. After this 7”, they left left 4AD to sign with DinDisc (home of OMD & Martha & The Muffins, among others). They seem never to have had any output on that label, unfortunately.
The Past Seven Days – Raindance b/w So Many Others 7”, 4AD – AD102, 1981.
Side A – Raindance
Side B – So Many Others