After 30 years in the music industry, ’90s band Chumbawamba have officially called it quits:
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.
Despite having only one major hit over 30 years, the band will be remembered for being one of the few successes who weren’t a boy band.
To honor their career, I suggest we watch this video, have a whisky drink, then a vodka drink, then a lager drink, and a cider dink.