:: A truly accomplished record, possibly my favourite Tunng album at all…
London’s folktronica pioneers Tunng are back with their fifth studio recording. The band based in London, Reykjavik and Somerset is now diminished to a six-piece comprised of Mike Lindsay, Becky Jacobs, Ashley Bates, Phil Winter, Martin Smith and Simon Glenister after founder and former frontman Sam Genders left Tunng in 2011 to pursue his own solo path with his new project Diagrams. The band continues with the other founding member Mike Lindsay as songwriter-in-chief and more or less the same lineup that first played live together as a loose collective back in 2003.
Tunng’s new album is entitled ‘Turbines’ and was released in the UK and Europe yesterday (June 17, 2013) via Full Time Hobby. North American release follows today. Recorded in a Dorset studio, it’s the first Tunng album where all six members where present during the entire recording process. ‘Turbines’ is produced by Mike Lindsay, the record is exclusively streaming in its entirety via The New York Times, head over and give it a listen cause it’s a truly brilliant one. Watch above the brand new official video for the first single The Village. You can download the track completely for free here by entering your email in the widget.
The band will be touring with ‘Turbines’ soon, with a bunch of European dates to come before the hit the road in the UK in October. Check out the complete schedule below, and listen to the album track So Far From Here.
02. Trip Trap
03. By This
04. The Village
06. Follow Follow
07. So Far From Here
09. Heavy Rock Warning
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 06 July 2013 // Amsterdam, The Netherlands // Pitch Festival
Mon 08 – Tue 09 July 2013 // London, UK // The Lexington [Sold Out]
Fri 27 Sep 2013 // Copenhagen, Denmark // Loppen
Sat 28 Sep 2013 // Hamburg, Germany // Reeperbahn Festival
Mon 30 Sep 2013 // Berlin, Germany // Festsaal Kreuzberg
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
The Line of Best Fit − Tunng – Turbines