Mumrunner’s Gentle Slopes EP out now

Mumrunner’s much anticipated new EP is out today (9th September 2016)

Mumrunner have had quite an ascent in the last year and a bit. Their debut EP Full Blossom – which came out Spring 2015 – quickly established the band as sweet purveyors of melodic and edgy shoegaze and dreampop. Releases via Soliti, Germany’s Wolves And Vibrancy and Japan’s Rimeout, have helped Mumrunner gain a growing, international audience. Their European tour last winter was acknowledgement that the band had arrived. Now, it’s time for the much anticipated sophomore release, Gentel Slopes EP.  The five track EP drops digitally via Soliti today, 9th September, whilst Wolves And Vibrancy release a lovely 12 inch vinyl (which includes a gorgeous screen print on one side by artist Pascal Hauer).  Stream/Download Gentle Slopes from the following outlets:

Initial words on Gentle Slopes and the preceding Mumrunner singles, Shawshank and Sputnik, have been welcoming:

“Rare is the band that can create dense and intricate soundscapes while still delivering pop music satisfaction.  Mumrunner is such a rare band, and Gentle Slopes is a deeply satisfying example of their art.” When You Motor Away

“Gentle Slopes ist eine EP die sicherlich vor allem Freunden verträumter und ruhiger Musik zu empfehlen ist.” Fons-Immortalis

“Their sound embraces melodious, reverberating tones, seductive otherworldly musical progressions & beautifully ethereal dream pop flourishes and intertwines them all with driving swathes of shoegaze inspired alternative rock to collectively bring something magical to the sonic table.” Primal Music

“…releasing a great wash of cascading pop beauty.” Austin Town Hall

“dreamy shoegaze but written with great purpose and tempo.” Nordic Music Review

“the sparkling and nostalgically dreamy yet power filled ‘Sputnik’.” Indie 30

“Everything about this song is exactly what I want in a shoegaze track: heavy synth, low yet echoey vocals, and some fast-licking guitars.” Abduction Radiation 

“Leiernde Post-Punk-Gitarren, verträumter Gesang und im richtigen Moment der Sinn für die Melodie: das zeichnet den Song Sputnik der Finnen Mumrunner aus.” Nicorola




1. Sputnik.
2. Shawshank.
3. Cascais.
4. Turn.
5. Gentle Slopes

EP cover by Pascal Hauer


Promo shot by Hedi Soikkeli