The Cygnet Ring

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The Cygnet Ring
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Madchester, Baggy
Years active 1989–1992
Labels North South Records, Warner
Past members Rus Harrison
Stephen Broomhead
David Wells
Geoff Ralph
Mark Brown
Alessio (Alex) D'Alessandro
Geoff Donkin

The Cygnet Ring were a band associated with the Madchester scene of 1989–1991 and best known for their song "Love Crime". The band was founded by singer Rus Harrison who had previously been in a local indie band called Playing At Trains and had gained a cult following around the late 1980s.

The Cygnet Ring released a number of 7" and 12" singles during their existence and recorded one full length album called Hopeful Monsters.



  • "18 Daze" (North South 1990)
  • "Love Crime" (North South 1991)
  • "Pale Guru" (North South 1991)
  • "Love Crime" (Warner Music UK 1992)
  • "Banjos in Bengal" (Warner Music UK 1992)


  • Hopeful Monsters (North South 1992)

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