Formed in a squat in Leeds, England in 1982, the media-proclaimed "anarchist pop group" Chumbawamba has been anything but a typical "pop group." They've been criss-crossing genres and raising hell via their benefit shows, topical lyrics, and general activist ways in a most "unpop" manner for over 20 years. Never mind their improbable fame that came about from their international hit "Tubthumping" in 1997... Whether they are in electric or acoustic form, this group remains true to their beliefs and still graces their audience with their righteous message, all intertwined in those instantly familiar Chumbawamba four-part harmonies and catchy choruses.
aWe should be grateful for the Chumbas. Moving on from that
anarchic post-punk phase and the bestselling single aTubthumpinga,
eased across to the folk scene and reinvented themselves yet againathis time as a classy, low-key harmony band writing inventive, intelligent songs.a aRobin Denselow, The Guardian (UK)