I got into the Woodentops through the brother of one the girls I shared a house with at poly. They released 2 lps of manic acoustic strums and complex rhythms. I can remember this as one of the hottest concerts I've been to mainly as the strumming and drumming was even more manic live and the only way to keep up was to jump up and down rather than try any kind of dancing (these were the days when I would attempt to dance rather than stand with a beer in my hand nodding).
Both lps are full of the catchiest of songs and I've posted my favourite track from the lp "Giant"
The lead singer and main songwriter was Rollo who when the band disappeared to my shame I was convinced had pitched up in Faithless as producer and brother of Dido, Rolo (the confusion caused by a missing "l"!!)
The news from their website is the band is touring again with rumours of a new lp