July 10, 2012


Chumbawamba Announce Split!

Mick Hutson
Mick Hutson

"Tubthumping" no more! After a career that spanned over 30 years and various genres, British one-hit-wonders Chumbawamba have announced that they will go their separate ways. They're finally finished pissing the night away.

In a statement released on their website, Chumbawamba revealed a bit of insight into the split: "We felt we’d got to a point where what we did as a band – and specifically the writing, recording, touring cycle – wasn’t doing justice to what Chumbawamba set out to do in the first place. We were always as much about ideas as music, and that meant doing more than writing, recording and touring songs. It meant trying to be relevant and active and up-to-date, while trying to avoid the dreaded rut of routine or repetition. Being up-to-date meant giving plenty of time and energy to the band, constantly, for those thirty years; a constancy we plainly couldn’t keep up with in the end."

Chumbawamba said they'll play a few final times before hanging up their "guitars, trumpets and football rattles," but let's have one more whiskey drink (and vodka drink) for the band who made 1997 worthwhile.