|Origin||Manchester, England, UK|
|Genres||Post punk, goth rock, deathrock|
|Years active||2011–present; 1982–1988,|
|Labels||Black Lagoon, Constrictor|
|Associated acts||Inspiral Carpets
The Great Leap Forward
|Members||Harry Stafford (guitar, vocals), Rob Haynes (drums), Vince Hunt (bass)|
Pete Bogg Bill Bonney Clint Boon Alan Brown Darren Bullows Tony Clarke Simon Hinson Mike Keeble Mike Louis Bill Marten Johnny Scarles Harry StaffordJulian Worapay
Inca Babies are a post-punk deathrock band from Manchester, England, initially active between 1982 and 1988, but reformed since 2007, releasing an album "Death Message Blues" in 2010 and performing live across Europe. A follow-up featuring the reformed three-piece line-up of Harry Stafford (guitars, vocals), Rob Haynes (drums) and Vince Hunt (bass) was released on 5 November 2012 with the title 'Deep Dark Blue', again on the band's own Black Lagoon Records.  Since then the band have appeared live across the UK and Europe, performing in Italy, Poland, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the USA and Greece.
The band was formed in Hulme, Manchester by Bill Bonney (bass guitar), Harry Stafford(guitar) Julian Woropay (vocals) and Alan Brown (drums), taking influences from Link Wray, The Cramps, The Gun Club and The Birthday Party Debut single "The Interior" was released in November 1983 on their own Black Lagoon label. Over the next five years they released a further six singles and four albums with a few changes of line-up, 1988's Evil Hour featuring Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets on keyboards. Alan Brown of bIG fLAME and The Great Leap Forward was also drummer for a time.
However the band folded in the late 1980s, reforming for a concert in Munich marking the 20th anniversary of the booking agency IBD. The Inca Babies had been the agency's first overseas act. The Munich performance stimulated interest in the band and founder member Harry Stafford recruited Goldblade drummer Rob Haynes to remain part of the band. The death of original bass player Bill Marten came as Stafford was writing material for the band's first new release in two decades. Former A Witness bassist and longstanding friend Vince Hunt stood in to complete the album and for dates across Europe in late 2009 and 2010 and continues to play live and record with the band.
A double A-side blue vinyl 7" limited edition single 'My Sick Suburb/Tower of Babel' was released by Black Lagoon Records to mark Record Store Day on 21 April 2012 . The songs comment on the notorious Hulme Crescent flats in Manchester which were a centre of the city's counterculture in the 1980s and home to the band's early line-up. An accompanying video was uploaded to YouTube filmed and edited by film-maker and musician Boz Hayward.
Throughout 2012 the band made live appearances across the UK and Europe, performing in Italy, Poland and The Netherlands and also flying to Los Angeles for a one-off show.
In October 2012 the band released a CD titled 'Re-Peeled' to mark their inclusion in a musical tribute night in Manchester to BBC DJ John Peel. This featured re-recordings of four songs originally recorded for sessions for John Peel's BBC Radio One show in the early 1980s .
The second album from the reformed line-up - 'Deep Dark Blue' - was released in November 2012  and the band toured widely in 2013 to promote it, performing live across the UK and in Greece and Belgium.
- "The Interior" (1983)
- "Grunt Cadillac" (1984) (#6)
- Big Jugular EP (1984) (#13)
- "The Judge" (1984) (#8)
- Surfin' In Locustland EP (1985) (#11)
- "Splatter Ballistics Cop" (1986) (#24)
- "Buster's On Fire" (1987) Constrictor
- 'My Sick Suburb'/Tower of Babel' (2012) Black Lagoon
- Re-Peeled CD EP: Brother Rat/Daniella/The Depths/She Mercenary (Black Lagoon BL0050)
- Rumble (1985) (#3)
- This Train (1986)
- Opium Den mini-LP (1987)
- Evil Hour (1988)
- 1983-87 - Plutonium (2006) Anagram
- Death Message Blues (2010) Black Lagoon
- Deep Dark Blue (2012) Black Lagoon (BL0049)
DVD and Video appearances
- Blood On The Cats (VHS)
- "Jerico" on In Goth Daze - The Gothic Video (DVD) (2003) Cherry Red