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Hometown: London, UK
Label: Full Time Hobby
Tunng are an experimental folk band from the UK.
“Pitting finger-picking acoustic guitars against gentle synthesised beats, East London’s Tunng presents an aural collision of past and present ... the perfect soundtrack for a lazy post-millennial afternoon in the sunshine.” - Daily Telegraph
This wistful and winning experimental music collective from London bubbles up strangely compelling chamber pop that floats in the shadows of electronica and rustic folk. Beloved and revered for its bucolic oddness and modernist gleam, Tunng’s polyphonic future folk blossoms with enchanting melodies, simmering grooves, and found sound that has propelled the band into “a paradise of exceeded expectations” (Absolute Punk).
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Review, 2011
“Instead of shadowing the pack, this album puts them right up the front.”
Andy Fife - BBC Music
“Now the experimentation with electric guitars, even more electronic sampling and a focus on vocalist Becky Jacobs has brought Tunng to a paradise of exceeded expectations.”
“The fourth album from the folk collective is their most straightforward and heartfelt. Digital flourishes remain (the playful synths of Santiago recall cult Warp act Plone), but the plucked banjos and lovely, shuffling grooves of Hustle are more representative. The trad-folker Don’t Look Down or Back is one of three songs to feature the Megga Chorus, a 15-strong group of drinking buddies who lend their voices to the rousing chorus - it also features a "proper" guitar solo that Richard Thompson would be proud of. 4/5*”
Joe Clay - The Times
“Those who feel it all sounds uncomfortably commercial should rest assured: this is a step forward. 4/5*”
Michael Hann - The Guardian
“A real evolution for Tunng, producing their most consistent and fully rounded album yet. 4/5*”
“When backing singer Becky Jacob's voice is brought tot he fore, it wraps around Linday's like a warm hug, leaving you feeling that Tunng are the band you'd most like to watch sunrise over the stone circle with... Rustic folk music winningly returned for the 21st century.”
Q Magazine, Introducing - Lead Album Review
“Could there be a more welcome sight hoving into view on the horizon than a fourth Tunng album. 4/5*”
Observer Music Monthly
“...And Then We Saw Land is a satisfying addition to the Tunng canon and is one which proves them distinctive enough in their own right that the only label they need be tagged with is simply that of 'Tunng'.”
Drowned In Sound
“Eclectic reinvention for electronically enhanced, East London folksters.... It's eccentric, then, but charmingly so.”