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free music friday: the mummers


The Mummers vs. Passion Pit

It might seem as though The Mummers came out of nowhere with their recent high-profile appearance on ‘Later…With Jools Holland’, but frontwoman Raissa Khan-Panni is a music industry veteran with three albums already under her belt. You might be familiar with songs like the brilliant ‘Your Summertime’ from 1997’s Meantime or ‘How Long Do I Get’ from 1999’s Believer, but The Mummers are an altogether different proposition that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Taking their name from the medieval performing troupes who would travel from city to city in costumes and masks, staging plays and performing mimes and music, the band have been described as “orchestral pop wonders” – an apt description – with Raissa hailed as “pop’s new princess”. Their debut album Tale To Tell, released last month, was apparently recorded in a treehouse studio in Brighton and is full of showtune-like numbers complete with Raissa’s sweet, pop-friendly vocals that remain as distinctive as ever thanks to her fittingly busy heritage of Chinese, Indian, Mexican and English blood. ‘Sleepyhead’ is a lush, layered number that’s part-cover, part-mashup of Passion Pit’s latest single that brings in everything from strings, oboes and drums, to chimes, bells and electro touches. Who owns it now? MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: The Mummers, ‘Sleepyhead’

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The Amazon UK MP3 store is currently offering the album for just £3 – get in!



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