Sunday, May 25, 2008

That's why Mumm-Ra's gone on ice, then

There aren't many bands who come from Bexhill-On-Sea whose names get mentioned much beyond Bexhill-On-Sea, and now there's one less. Possibly none.

Mumm-Ra have called it a day, they've announced:

After 7 years, 11 months and 21 days of writing and playing music together us Mumm-ra boys have decided our journey as a band has come to an end. It has without doubt been the most fantastic adventure any of us could possibly have imagined all those years ago when the rather niave idea to form a band sprang from our young minds and led us to the nearest practise room.

Since then we have eaten in skyscrappers in tokyo, danced with tottenham fans in cologne, made a video in hollywood, posed with the playboy bunnies in barcelona, met real life rednecks in texas, had street fights with the view, played glastonbury, rocked the nme tour to pieces, supported the killers, the kooks and the kaiser chiefs around europe and generally just had the most incredible time along the way.

We would like to thank every single person who has supported us over the years whether it be through buying our album, coming to our gigs or just giving us a listen. No doubt various members will have new projects up and running in the near fututre. But until then......

Mumm-ra fur immer,


Hmmm. It probably says something of their inability to turn their ferociously loyal fanbase into something a little more substantial that having a meal in a tall building is one of the highpoints of their career. Still, those who miss them will miss them terribly, and miss this sort of thing - acoustic at Resident in Brighton: