Marc And The Mambas was a new wave band, started by Marc Almond in 1982 as an offshoot project from Soft Cell, with Anni Hogan and Matt Johnson. Their first single, Fun City / Sleaze (Take It, Shake It), was released in 1982 as a fanclub exclusive, with a track initially recorded as Soft Cell, and produced with the aid of Dave Ball. First studio album, Untitled, followed the same year.
After dramatic events surrounding the release of second album, Torment and Toreros, in 1983 Almond announced the disband of the project, followed by several live appearances, a single (essentially an EP) and a live album.
In 2012, on project's 30th anniversary with a brief reunion for a festival performance, a limited live album and video release of special 1983 shows occurred.