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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.

Mum at the Deaf Institute, 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 Örn Tynes and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason, their first release was a split 10” with the girl-band Spúnk and saw light in the summer of 1998.

They were joined a year later by twin sisters Gyða and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir and released two albums as quartet. Following a number of collaborative projects, the group’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 Morr  in November 2001.

In 2002, after the release of Finally We Are No One and a world tour, Gyða left the band to return to her studies in Reykjavík. Shortly after, the third sister Ásthildur Valtýsdóttir joined for singing duties temporarily and Serena Tideman replaced Gyda on cello, for a single European tour. The band’s third album, Summer Make Good, a darker and foggier, nautically themed work was released in 2004.

Múm present a casually gorgeous blend of electronic atmospheres and funny old instruments like accordions, melodicas and cellos

Múm’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.

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