Mumm Ra have announced details of the release of a new single, the Black Hurts Day And The Night Rolls On EP, through Columbia Records on July 24th 2006.
The 4 track EP, featuring the tracks Song B, There She Is, Light Up This Room and The Temple was produced by Youth and recorded in the spring of this year.
The 5-piece band came together at school in the sleepy seaside retirement town of Bexhill on Sea in 1999 forming to alleviate the boredom of their soporific surroundings. Inspired and spurred on by both the outrÃƒÂ© sound of the likes of Sigur Ros and The Beta Band and the classic pastoral English pop of The Kinks and XTC, the band quickly established a fervent local support courtesy of constant gigging and some truly inspirational songs that perfectly reflected the atmosphere of their slightly skewed and quaintly eccentric home town.
By the time they had come to the attention of the world beyond the A259, the band had already amassed an amazing armoury of tunes and clocked up the miles in their battered old Ford Transit. The past few months have seen the band throwing bags of cymbals off the roof of recording studios with producer Youth in the name of creative endeavour, out on the road with Fields and hard at work pondering their debut album which is set to be recorded this summer.
Mumm Ra are: Gareth Jennings (drums), Niall Buckler (bass), James New (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Oli Frost (guitar, vocals) & James Arguile (guitar)
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