I Bauhaus sono un gruppo musicale Post-punk/Goth rock inglese, formatosi a Northampton nel 1978. Inizialmente battezzati Bauhaus 1919, nome derivato dall’omonima scuola d’arte tedesca fondata, appunto, nel 1919.
Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy (vocals, occasional instruments), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). The band was originally named Bauhaus 1919 as a reference to the first operating year of the art school Bauhaus. They dropped the numerical portion within a year of formation. Bauhaus is best known for their gloomy sound and dark image. Generally considered the first gothic rock group, musically the band was also quite diverse. Over their career, they released tracks that encompassed everything from ska to folk rock.
Bauhaus broke up in 1983. Peter Murphy began a solo career while Ash and Haskins continued as Tones on Tail and, later, reunited with David J to form Love and Rockets. Both enjoyed greater commercial success in the United States than Bauhaus had, but disappeared from the charts in their homeland. Bauhaus eventually reunited for a 1998 tour and again from 2005–2008.