This article was published in 2004.

Leeds alternative art-rock five-piece Mama Scuba have announced details of the release of their long-awaited debut album "You're a long time dead, so what's the hurry?" (Redemption Records, distributed by Pinnacle).

Planned for release in early 2005, it will feature their two previous indie hits - "Pouche" (#21 - UK indie charts, 2000) and "Snow" - and what should be their next single "Squeaky Clean", an immediate pop gem.

You can preorder the 12-song CD album by clicking here.

The band play at Joseph's Well on December 10th as part of the HMV Showcase events.

More details are available at the band's website or at