Manchester band Mumbles have announced the release of their debut album in March.  The release comes after a UK tour which opens at Manchester’s Soup.

The Manchester gig is one of eight UK dates they are playing on their February tour.

The experimental trio Mumbles will release In The Pocket of Big Sad on 29 March 2024.  The album is produced by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and available via vinyl, tape and streaming.

In anticipation of the album and tour, Mumbles have today released their new single Violence & Stupidity.  The track muses on the concept of change – from toxic relationships, health problems, capitalism and societal structures and systems and how difficult they are to escape.

Speaking about the single, Mumbles vocalist Jacob Nicholas said, “If there’s one thing my life while making this record has taught me, it’s that better things come with time, hard work, and community. It isn’t easy, and it isn’t linear, but it all comes in time. I am (mostly) a functioning human being now, and I am surrounded by incredible people.”

“Musically, this one was written in part out of spite after I was told we just sound like ‘Bombay Bicycle Club with fuzz pedals’, by writing a song that was meant to actually sound like them (with some obligatory janky breakdowns). Annoyingly, it came out brilliantly. Other reference points were Knot, Horse Champion and Girlpool.

When do Mumbles headline at Soup?

Mumbles headline at Manchester’s Soup on 2 February 2024.  The Manchester gig is the opening show of their eight date UK tour:

2 February   –   Manchester, Soup
3 February   –   Oxford, Port Mahon
4 February   –   London, Victoria
5 February   –   Brighton, Pipeline
6 February   –   Cardiff, The Moon
7 February   –   York, Fulford Arms
8 February   –   Nottingham, JT Soar
9 February   –   Rainham, Oast Community Centre