Mighty Mighty are an indie band formed in Birmingham, England in 1983. After building an enthusiastic following in their home town they came to prominence when featured on the NME’s C86 compilation, and around the same time they released their debut single Everybody Knows The Monkey. This was soon followed by a 12"single, Is There Anyone Out There? before the band signed to Chapter 22 Records, releasing a string of well-received singles and the album Sharks in 1988.
During 1986-87 they recorded three sessions for John Peel, and one for Janice Long, broadcast originally on BBC Radio One. These recordings continue to get regular play on BBC 6Music.
The band split in 1988, but continuing interest, particularly from Japan, saw the reissue of Sharks in 2000, the release of a compilation of BBC session tracks in 2001, and two compilations of singles and unreleased tracks in 2000 and 2001.
They reformed for the Indietracks music festival in 2009 and then played Popfest Berlin in 2010, followed by Firestation Records of Berlin issuing their 'lost second album', The Betamax Tapes, on vinyl and CD, 25 years after it was recorded, in 2012.
In 2013 Cherry Red Records released a major double CD compilation entitled Pop Can - the Definitive Collection 1986-88 which collects most of the band's released material, namely all their singles, B-sides and EP tracks, alongside several tracks from their only album released during their career, Sharks, and tracks from The Betamax Tapes.
In July 2019 Firestation Records released their new album Misheard Love Songs.
Mighty Mighty tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Aug 2015.
Official website facebook.com/mightymightyofficial
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