Chumbawamba split after 30 years together. Who?

chumbawumba.jpgIt turns out that Chumbawamba, the British band that had a hit with 1997's "Tubthumping," were still together -- but now they're not. After 30 years, the band announced that they're "finally at an end."

"That's it then, it's the end. with neither a whimper, a bang or a reunion," they write on their website. "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."

It turns out that there was much more to the band than they're top 10 hit, with it's ear worm of a chorus: "I get knocked down but I get up again." The band made 15 albums of experimental pop while remaining "staunchly, unapologetically leftwing" according to the U.K.'s Guardian.

But don't fret, there's still time to see the band together: They'll play a few final concerts before calling it quits for good. And then there's always the highest form of flattery:

"Maybe one of you lot can organise a tribute band and play at our local pub," writes the band. "Go on, it'll make the surreal absurdity of our 30 years complete."


Photo/Video credit: Chumbawumba
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