Mumm-Ra split up

Sussex band call it a day

Sussex indie rockers Mumm-Ra have announced that they have split up.

The five-piece, who played on the Shockwaves NME Indie Rock Tour last year alongside The Automatic, The View and The Horrors, posted the announcement on the Mumm-Ra MySpace page. They did not reveal the specific reason behind their decision.

In the announcement they thanked fans for their support of the band, who released their only album, ‘These Things Move In Threes’, in May last year. They suggested that the individual band members are likely to return to music soon.

The announcement read: “After seven 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 naive idea to form a band sprang from our young minds and led us to the nearest practise room.

“Since then we have eaten in skyscrapers 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 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 future. But until then…”