When: 7.00pm on Sunday 16 August 2009
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE
We’re very excited to be bringing experimental Icelandic collective Múm back to Manchester.
Originally a duo, Múm (pronounced ‘moom’) have expanded and contracted in their 12-year existence. The band was formed in 1997 by original members Gunnar Ã–rn Tynes and Ã–rvar ÃžÃ³reyjarson SmÃ¡rason, their first release was a split 10â€ with the girl-band SpÃºnk and saw light in the summer of 1998.
They were joined a year later by twin sisters GyÃ°a and KristÃn Anna ValtÃ½sdÃ³ttir and released two albums as quartet. Following a number of collaborative projects, the groupâ€™s celebrated debut album Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today Is OK (reissued by Morr Music in 2005) gained a wealth of glowing press and widespread praise. A remix project, Please Smile My Noise Bleed, also released on MorrÂ in November 2001.
In 2002, after the release of Finally We Are No One and a world tour, GyÃ°a left the band to return to her studies in ReykjavÃk. Shortly after, the third sister Ãsthildur ValtÃ½sdÃ³ttir joined for singing duties temporarily and Serena Tideman replaced Gyda on cello, for a single European tour. The bandâ€™s third album, Summer Make Good, a darker and foggier, nautically themed work was released in 2004.
MÃºm present a casually gorgeous blend of electronic atmospheres and funny old instruments like accordions, melodicas and cellos
MÃºmâ€™s second album fills in the gaps between the work of fellow compatriots Bjork and Sigur Ros with amazing results
We’re delighted to confirm that one of our favourite Warp artists, Gravenhurst, will be supporting. It’s the bands first visit to Manchester since May 2008, so this is something of a coup – please arrive early!
Tickets available from Ticketline.co.uk and on 0161 832 1111.