Love Hunters

Authentic Vojvodinian label since 1987

Love Hunters

Celebrating 30 years and counting

Love Hunters is a rock band from Novi Sad (Vojvodina, Serbia) formed in 1987. Initially the band was punk and hard rock oriented. As the band’s songs featured English language lyrics and having been released through independent record labels, the band did not manage to break through the mainstream media. However Love Hunters experienced major popularity during Nineties and managed to survive, delivering many great songs and live acts for more than 30 years.

1987

1987

Love Hunters was formed in Novi Sad by Milan Mumin (vocals), Aleksandar Medan (guitar), Lazar Malešević (bass) and Siniša Lučić (drums)

1988

1988

As the band’s songs featured English language lyrics and having been released through independent record labels, the band initially did not manage to break through mainstream media. They released their debut audio cassette entitled There’s No Centuries through Mr. Montenegro Records. This was followed by gigs in Novi Sad and surrounding area.

1989

“We are rolling on”… Love Hunters opened for Partibrejkers Kreni prema meni tour. The band sold out Novi Sad’s Linea club.

1990

1990

Mumin joins the army. “Here I am in the army now, paying off my debt to the fatherland, like all the others”. Up until Mumin’s departure to the army, they have made many demo recordings in various music studios.

1992

Love Hunters records its new demo produced by Mile Ćirić. The band starts work on its first release.

1993

1993

Love Hunters released their first official album Everclassic recorded in the Dum–Dum Studio in Novi Sad. It was produced by Vladimir Ivančić – Vova. The album was released by Music Yuser.

1994

In Studio M in Novi Sad, the group records its second album Oh, Evolution for the same record label this time produced by Zoran Maletic Zox. They film a couple of music videos, directed by Shevy Lee, mainly for the NS Plus channel.

In the same year, they made an astonishing success in Yugoslavia and surrounding countries with their Endless Tours. After being named Band of the Year by their colleagues, they embark on a tour across Slovenia as the first Serbian band to visit this country following the war. A prominent director Želimir Žilnik , uses their music in his movie Marble Ass.

1996

During the spring of 1996 the band released the album Donau by Music Yuser which featured almost all songs from the previous two albums. At the same time, the album Total Rickvertzzo, which featured demo recordings made during the 1987—1991 period, was released.

On 21st September, 1996 the band did a gig in ’s SKC. The band under the name Live Hunters released thirteen songs recorded at this gig together with the songs performed at a gig in Zrenjanin in a live album called Out Of Tune at the end of 1996. It was produced by Komuna record label.

1997

1997

During the celebration of the Serbian (Orthodox) New Year’s Eve in 1997, in Republic Square in Belgrade in 1997, in the midst of the student protests, in front of the 500 thousand people, Love Hunters had one of its most important gigs. This event was listed as one of the largest open air shows ever held in Serbia.

In The Netherlands, the band recorded their third studio album Azimuth produced by Mile Ćirić, released by Komuna record label. The music video for their megahit “There” was directed by the ever famous Ivan Šijak. During these years, they were topping the charts on all the existing radio stations and TV channels, being the permanent headliners during the famous concert of the year in Novi Sad.

Following these events, Mumin bears the flattering title Person of the Year ’97. He also takes part in music production for the theatre plays San letnje noći (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Gospođica Julija (Miss Juliet).

1999

1999

They released a live album Unplugged, which was recorded onat their unplugged gig in Novi Sad’s Studio M (which was the last show of the NS Plus Unplugged series). The gig featured Dušan Šević of Simić Quartet on the piano and Hammond organ as a guest musician.

2000

2000

The band released the album Harley Krishna. The album featured different sound than the band’s previous releases, as the songs featured brass and acoustic string instruments. The album featured numerous musicians, including Saša Lokner (of Bajaga i Instruktori) as keyboardist, Zoran Maletić (formerly of Laboratorija Zvuka and Griva) as guitarist, Radule from Atheist Rap, Sloba Misailović, Deže Molnar, Tajj Kvartet, and a brilliant virtuoso from Subotica — violinist Ignac Šen.

The song “On The Broom” featured lyrics from William Shakespeare’s poem. The album featured a cover of The Doors’ song “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”. During that summer, the band played a series of gigs across Italy.

2002

Recording of the long planned album of music remakes started at the beginning of 2002 in Berar Studio in Novi Sad and was produced by a long known friend and associate Peđa Pejić. One Hunt was released by Belgrade’s City Records in the same year, and a few music videos were made and directed by Mumin himself in France and Ireland. During the recording, a Love Hunter’s guitarist Mario Kalin, unexpectedly left the band, which continued its performance with a somehow changed set–up, with Mumin mainly playing the acoustic guitar. Mumin, disturbed by this event writes a song “Mario”.

2003

2003

After many more successful performances in 2003, Mumin leaves for New York.

2004

2004

Mumin returns from New York to finish things off with Love Hunters and to crown their career with the last album CD/DVD Live in Bistro which featured a recording of their performance at the café Bistro in Novi Sad. Their last gig Love Hunters played in much loved Sremski Karlovci during the famous wine festival Grožđenbal on 11th October. In 2004, the band split up.

2006

Mumin gathers his new band The Undercover Maniacs in New York. They play in all the prestigious clubs in the city and its surroundings, as well as in Boston and Chicago, preparing his first solo album and the first American album. In region and in Serbia he performs as Moomin.

2008

In the spring Mumin records the album Asthma Sky with The Undercover Maniacs. Album is produced by Bryce Goggin (Ramones, Pavement, Phish, Lemonheads etc.) in the Brooklyn Trout Recording studio. The final touch of the album has given by the legendary Fred Kevorkian in his New York studio.

2009

City Records released Asthma Sky and Mumin was the star of the most watched TV show in the region VIP Big Brother. Director Nemanja Bala shooted a video for the song “The Sign Is Back Again” in New York and started writing the script for the film Love Hunter.

2011

In July 2011, the band reunited in the original lineup and celebrated the occasion delivering the magnificent concert called “100 years of Strand, 24 years of Hunters and 40 years of Mumin” at Novi Sad’s city beach — Strand.

2012

2012

The band released the DVD Live in Novi Sad 2011, recorded on their 2011 performances in Novi Sad. The rock musical Love Hunter, featuring Love Hunters song and starring Mumin and Jelena Stupljanin, was recorded. The film was shot in New York, and directed by brothers Nemanja and Bratislav Bala.

2014

Single “Black & Blue” published by Exit announced the long–awaited album Suck Disease. Saša Jovanović published a book inspired by Mumin.

2015

2015

Album Suck Disease was released. Another guitarist Vlada Apatinec joined the band on their famous Endless Tours.

© 2017 Love Hunters Web design & development Tacit