Zero Le Crêche- Falling 12/7” and Last Year’s Wife 12”

Today’s band is Zero Le Creche, a UK-based post-punk/deathrock outfit whose sound bridged a gap between the catchy drawl of Psychedelic Furs and the atmosphere of Bauhaus. The band appeared during the legendary Batcave era in the Britian’s early 80s scene and released only two singles during their tenure, each with a different singer (the second does resemble the Furs’ Richard Butler a fair amount.) They disbanded lickety-split, and for ages these two singles became sparse and cherished classics. However, there’s recently been rumors of a potential reunion, and the band is releasing both these singles and various outtakes on CD in the very near future.

I’ve uploaded both 1984’s Last Year’s Wife 12” and 1985’s Falling 12” for your listening pleasure. There also exists a 7” version of Last Year’s Wife with a slightly different recording of the title track, so I’ve included that too, to complete their original discography.


Zero Le Crêche- Last Year’s Wife 12” (1984)
1. Last Year’s Wife (12” version)
2. Women Say
3. Fall to Dust

Zero Le Crêche- Falling 12” (1985)
1. Falling
2. Beyond Westworld
3. Terminal Tracks

*DOWNLOAD LINK REMOVED* While the band’s website seems to have gone belly up, CD copies of their material are available via Cd Universe. You know what to do.

You can nab a CD-R version of various tracks through the band’s website, though as mentioned above, a proper collection should appear shortly. Here’s the band’s home page, for curious parties:

Zero Le Crêche dot com

8 Responses to “Zero Le Crêche- Falling 12/7” and Last Year’s Wife 12””

  1. yay! you posted it! 🙂

  2. Now this is good stuff. Thank you, Mr. Rare Collector. You hunt down the obscure post-punk and provide. I love the crackle of these rips.

  3. Curious Guy Says:

    No problem with the overlap. As you see, there’s always new people to find them!

  4. Highlander Says:

    And the CD is now available from Cherry Red. Got a fair few extra tracks as well 🙂

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Zero Le Crêche- Falling 12”


    Zero Le Crêche- I’m Falling 12” ?

    see this:

  6. † Shaku † Says:

    Muchas gracias por los vinilos!

    me consto conseguirlos!


  7. Anonymous Says:

    Zero le creche will play live for the first time in 20yrs with the origanal line up of Terry Miles, Richard Ollie, Andy Nkanza and Andy Mitchell at Elefest 17th October 2009 7pm…further details will be posted on soon

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Zero Le creche have reformed and are releasing the "Silence Speaks" four track EP soon!!!!!!!!!

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