((Mum)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness
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Two guys and twin sisters make up the dreamy Mum. They met in 1997 while working on a children's play. It makes sense. Mum could totally score the music for, say, "Alice in Wonderland" or "Jack and the Beanstalk." Like their Icelandic counterparts, Sigur Ros, Mum write ethereal fanciful musical compositions that remind one of pink bunny rabbits hopping in a yellow field of blue poppies. What started as more of a conventional rock band, Mum decided they were much more influenced by Aphex Twin than Radiohead. They found inspiration in His Knob Twiddler-ness' use of bouncing melodies, beep-clicks, and crackly percussion. They incorporated this unique sound into their work, resulting in the sensational debut Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today is OK, written when all the members were in their teens. It sure seems like 19 is the new 40 these days. With a few albums under their belts, Mum is still beep-clicking away and leaving their child's play behind them.
Published March 11, 2005