MP3: New Tunng Teaser


Song nabbed from
forthcoming album due in April.


By Blurt Staff


Tunng is set to drop their fourth album in April via Thrill Jockey. Titled …And Then We Saw Land it’s described by
bandmember Mike Lindsay as “full of
adventurous spirit. We wanted to make a record that would be a great live set. My
friend described it as ‘Epic Folk Disco Brass Magnificent,’ and I’m not sure
you could call any other Tunng record that.”


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The  band have been on adventures both personal
(Mike went to India,
Ashley moved to Somerset) and shared – such as their ten-day voyage of
discovery with Malian desert bluesmen Tinariwen, a unique collaboration that
aimed to fuse the sounds of the two bands together.  An experience that
helped shape Tunng’s approach to the new album, “We learned that you don’t
always need structure!” added Mike. “As long as there is presence, emotion and
groove. It taught us that everything is open and adaptable…”


Three songs contain what
the band describe as The Mega Chorus – a 15-strong group of collaborators
and drinking buddies who lent their voices to the album one rainy night in an
abandoned school hall in Old Street.  The same blend of rustic acoustic
based folk, kitchen sink experimentalism, delicate electronics, and pop
melodies that don’t let go still pervade and remain the core of Tunng’s musical



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