China Drum were an English punk rock band from Ovingham in Northumberland. They formed in 1989 and, after several early EPs and support by BBC Radio One, released their debut album Goosefair, in 1996. They followed that with 1997's Self Made Maniac. They were known by their fans as 'The Drum' and recorded and released their final album, Diskin, under this name in 2000. They split up shortly afterwards citing "musical indifference" in their press release as a reason.