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    Mumm-Ra

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    Albums:1
    Songs:18

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1This Is Easy lyrics
    2Song E lyrics
    3Starlight lyrics
    4Out of the Question lyrics
    5There She Is lyrics
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    She's Got You High lyrics
    7Indiscrete lyrics
    8Song B lyrics
    9What Would Steve Do? lyrics
    10The Sick Deal lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1These Things Move in Threes [2007]

    Biography

    Mumm-Ra were an English indie rock band originating from Bexhill on Sea. Niall Buckler was just fourteen years old when he formed the band, which took their name from Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living, the main villain of the 1980s cartoon, Thundercats. They first rose to public attention when they performed with the NME Awards Indie Rock Tour alongside The Automatic, The View and The Horrors, and were featured in the January 2007 edition of NME as one of ten bands who were "guaranteed to soundtrack" 2007.

    Breakup
    On April 17 2008, the band unexpectedly released a statement announcing that they had split, posting the following on their MySpace page:

    "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,
    Mumm-Ra"

    An official reason for the band's split was never given, giving rise to some speculation as to record company pressure (Columbia cancelled the proposed fourth single, Starlight, after the release date had been arranged and a promotional video had been completed). The band's official website was closed shortly after the split was announced, effectively ending any further discussion on the reasons behind the band's demise. The band members are purportedly now pursuing other musical projects, except for drummer Gareth who enrolled at University. Keyboard player Tommy has gone on to become the keyboard player backing UK band White Lies when playing live. Purportedly some of the other band members are now part of the band Mirrors. Before the split, it was mentioned on a MySpace blog that Mumm-Ra cancelled the remaining dates of their UK tour so they could work on a new album, which never emerged. Only three of the planned second album tracks are believed to have been played live - "Secrets", "Jeremy" (later changed to "Jenivive"), and "Clowns". A demo version of "Clowns" was recorded but never released in full.

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