Irresistible Indie Pop from the UK for Fans of The Cure. - Mumm-ra: Summer
posted 07 Apr 2020 by Krister Axel
Explores what would happen if The Cure and Franz Ferdinand decided to write an uptempo love song together.

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Mumm-ra formed in the year 2000, when it was called the millennium and had its own bug. Although they found a fame of sorts in the mid-noughties touring with the likes of The Killers, The Kooks, and The Horrors, Mumm-ra’s long and rich history begins at school in and around Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex.

Their top-40 debut album, "These Things Move in Threes," was quickly embraced by tastemakers around the globe, while their single "She’s Got You High" was featured in the film 500 Days of Summer and has since become something of a torch-song - clocking up over 18 million Spotify plays and inspiring shameless, let’s-hug-each-other joy at weddings and discos across the land.

Now, in 2020, Mumm-ra are about to release their first single in 13 years. "Summer" provides 3 minutes of pure pop joy, and extends Mumm-ra's tradition of delivering feel-good anthems with hints of retro-synth and a hummable melody. Mumm-ra explores what would happen if The Cure and Franz Ferdinand decided to write an uptempo love song together, combining dreamy guitar hooks with snappy drum sounds and a feeling of emotional warmth. "Summer" provides the lustrous and irresistible optimism that we all need right now. Welcome back, Mumm-ra!

I'm only happy in the summer
I'm only happy when there's blue skies up above

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist