Monday 13 April 2020
The Portland Arms
Mumm-ra formed in the 00s indie explosion, fighting for airtime alongside such epoch-making outfits as Pigeon Detectives and the Maccabees, and touring with the likes of The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Horrors, with the band’s long and rich history beginning at school in and around Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex.
Fast forward almost twenty years since a plan hatched in P.E class came off. Mumm-Ra come back out of the shadows with an April 2020 tour. Over 12 years has passed since the release of These Things Move in Threes, variously described as “the most wide-eyed, giddy and yearning indie-pop album of the year” by the NME and “a thrilling roller-coaster ride” by Drowned In Sound.
The album’s breakout track She’s Got You High featured in the film 500 Days of Summer and has since become something of a torch song, clocking up over 16 million Spotify plays and inspiring let’s-hug-each-other joy at weddings and indie clubs across the land.