A unique blending together of varying styles - post-punk, industrial, folk to name a few - Naevus formed in London, England in 1998.
Founders Lloyd James (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Joanne Owen (bass, accordion) released their debut, Truffles of Love on the Wooden Lung label in 1999. Albums Soil and Behaviour followed in 2001 and 2002, respectively. In 2004, the band released the critically lauded and eclectic Perfection is a Process on Operative. For the following two albums, the band line-up settled with the permanent addition of previous guest contributors John Murphy on drums and Greg Ferrari on guitar. The resulting works, Silent Life and Relatively Close to the Sea, were critical successes, and featured guest appearances from David E. Williams, Matt Howden and Rose McDowall. By the end of 2010, the sole member was Lloyd James who played all instruments on the The Division of Labour. Following this, James was joined by Ben McLees (bass), a returning Hunter Barr (drums) and Sam Astley (guitar) with new album Curses released in early 2018 (on Wooden Lung/Old Europa Cafe). At the beginning of 2019, the band consisted of James with Clay Young (bass), Aurora Lee (drums) and Simone Skeleton (guitar).