Tunng’s album Turbines exclusive stream on New York Times + new video “The Village”, out 6/18 on Full Time Hobby

By on June 12, 2013

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Bands as emotive and enduring as Tunng don’t come around too often. Across their decade together, the group have honed their pastoral pop to perfection, winning over audiences and critics one rustic twang of guitar, icy electronic echo and sumptuous whisper of vocals at a time to become one of Britain’s most championed underground forces – fitting for an act who began literally underground, in the basement of a Soho women’s clothing boutique some ten years ago.
 
Now their success story is set to continue with the release of fifth studio album Turbines on June 18th on Full Time Hobby in America, their most bewitching and brilliant listen yet. “It’s been a twisted adventure to this point, one that has taken us all over the world, an amazing journey,” grins instrumentalist and founding member Mike Lindsay. As the band has evolved and grown, so too has its members. “There’s a lot happened in this band in the last couple of years” he adds. “Children born, people moving into different places, falling in love, skipping country, broadening horizons…  maybe this is a coming-of-age record!”
 
Recorded mainly in a Dorset studio this is the first Tunng album where all six members were more or less all present at each stage of the recording process. Bar an excursion to album engineer and vintage equipment expert Ben ‘Benge’ Edwards’ “synth museum” to add electronic embellishments. It’s an album rich in colour and emotion, from the geyser-like organ eruptions of By This to the trip-hop grooves and thunderous timpani of Trip Trap and Heavy Rock Warning. “I remember thinking that this album would go full circle and match the first record in its experimentalism. But that didn’t happen.” Instead came Tunng’s most direct and affecting effort to date. “It’s more concise,” says Winter. “It’s just the essentials, delivered straight.”
 
“It’s our sci-fi folk rock album,” declares Lindsay, who stresses the key to Turbines’ enchanting charm is the sense of family among its creators. “We have been through a lot together, seen some amazing places and some pretty bad places too… and it’s time to see some more!”

“So Far From Here” HERE
“The Village” on Rolling Stone HERE (free download)

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Tunng – Turbines (out 6/18 on Full Time Hobby)
01. Once
02. Trip Trap
03. By This
04. The Village
05. Bloodlines
06. Follow Follow
07. So Far From Here
08. Embers
09. Heavy Rock Warning

TUNNG TURBINES TOUR 2013:
SEPTEMBER

27 LOPPEN, COPENHAGEN
28 REEPERBAHN, HAMBURG
30 FESTSAAL, BERLIN

OCTOBER
01 ZOOM, FRANKFURT
02 AMPERE, MUNICH
03 VIADUKT BOGEN F, ZURICH
05 BITTERZOET, AMSTERDAM
06 BOTANIQUE ROTONDE, BRUSSELS
07 LA MAROQUINERIE, PARIS
08 HEAVEN, LONDON
11 COLSTON HALL 2, BRISTOL
12 BREWERY, KENDAL
13 BROADCAST, GLASGOW
15 BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER
16 SOUTH STREET ARTS, READING 
17 THE APEX, BURY ST EDMUNDS
19 TRADES CLUB, HEBDEN BRIDGE
20 EAST VILLAGE ARTS CLUB, LIVERPOOL
21 THE OLD MARKET, BRIGHTON

Pre-order album here: http://www.tunng.co.uk/shop.html
Free audio download here: http://tinyurl.com/caq7fmr
Tickets available here: http://www.tunng.co.uk/live.html
 
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DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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