Ludus were an English post-punk band from Manchester that released three shorptlayers and two longplayers on local small-press New Hormones between 1980 and 1982. Frontwoman Linder Sterling was also a graphic designer who illustrated sleeves for fellow Mancunians The Buzzcocks (“Orgasm Addict”) and Magazine (Real Life).

Members: Linder (vocals), Arthur Kadmon (guitar, 1978-79), Toby Toman (drums, 1978-80), Willie Trotter (bass), Ian Devine (guitar, 1979-84), Graham “Dids” Dowdell (drums, 1980-84), Paul Cavanagh (bass, 1982-84), Roy O’Shea (drums, 1982-84), Lee Buick (saxophone, 1982-84), Graham Revell (saxophone, 1982-84)


  • The Seduction (1981)
  • Danger Came Smiling (1982)


  • “My Cherry Is in Sherry” / “Anatomy Is Not Destiny” (1980)
  • The Visit (EP, 1980)
  • Pickpocket (EP, 1981)
  • “Mother’s Hour” / “Patient” (1981)
  • “Breaking the Rules” / “Little Girls” (1983)

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