’He was tough and romantic as the city he loved. Beneath his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat. I love this. Liverpool was his town and Tunng was his band, and they always would be…’
January 23rd release. This is now completely sold out.
A one sided etched seven inch vinyl record in an edition of 750.
Also available is a CD EP that includes the long sold out debut single version of Tale from Black, Pool beneath the Pond, only available on e-bay or the differing forthcoming overseas albums.
Oh yeah and we chuck in the video for Fair Doreen showcased at Mirror ball in 2005.
The Pioneers is Tunng’s unique take on the Bloc Party track. This is a much requested release. Heck what a year 2005 was for Tunng. From the January release of their debut album it’s been a constant spurt of life affirming glue. Number 2 in the Piccadilly records of the year 2005 chart. A finalist in “Album of the Year,” category in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Music Awards 2005 Bleep music’s best beats and clicks record. No 75 in Rough Trade’s listings and No 2 in Hoodlam Tribe chart. Amongst many others.
Tunng most recent BBC session was broadcast on Radio 1 s The One Music across both Rob Da Bank and Huw Stevens shows. The band headlined the (folkey dokey stage) at the legendary green man festival in 2005. Other headliners included Bonnie Prince Billy/ Matt Sweeny/ The Earlies/ Incredible String Band / James Yorkston/ Joanne Newsome all musicians that Tunng share DNA with. They band have toured extensively with bands such as Crooked Fingers, Viva Voce, Nine Black Alps, Minotaur Shock, King Creosote, Jose Gonzalez and the Doves. There is already a 2006 Twisted Folk tour lined up. A showcase at SxSW in Texas and at the BBC Folk Britannia show on February 4th alongside Burt Jansch and Vashti Bunyan. Their will be a Folk Britannia (Strange Folk) compilation featuring similar artists to which Tunng contribute their own take on The Maypole Song from the Wicker Man. Other compilation appearances have been for Giles Peterson/ Jazzanova and Rob De Banks Sunday best series.
Mothers Daughter has just been licensed to US and Australia and will get a full overseas release in February. Now Signed to Full Time Hobby there will be a new album in June.