We've written about Mike Lindsay very recently on the site with the announcement of his new project with Laura Marling, LUMP, but it seems he's had another trick up his sleeve too. Today it has been announced that his old band Tunng has reformed in their original lineup for the release of a new album, their first since 2013's Turbines and the first to feature all the founding members since 2007's Good Arrows.

The new album is called Songs You Make At Night, and fittingly the lead single 'ABOP' starts with our singer curled up in bed covers - although it's daytime TV he's yearning to escape. Things work their way through several states of perception from that point, with Sam Genders getting enshrouded in thick black phosphorescence which drags him on a trip down into a gooey cavern. The chemistry of the band really shines as guitar and piano melodies sew together the polychromatic layers of analogue synth, making this into a tactile and breathable experience; we can smell the "brackish water," feel the sodden jeans on our legs, and sense the magnetism of the mysterious voices cooing to us to "dive into the darkness." By the time the song reaches its cavernous culmination, with myriad voices professing their desire to swim in magical caves, climb magical trees and get kisses from magical girls, we can picture it all there in kaleidoscopic colour in our minds' eyes.

“We really wanted to do a Tunng record going back to the original line up,” Lindsay says, “there was a real magic in the early records that we all wanted to capture again in this one.” Judging from 'ABOP', they certainly seem to have regained that chemistry. Check it out below, with visuals provided by Kijek / Adamski.

Songs You Make At Night will come out through Tunng's long time home of Full Time Hobby on August 24th, and can be pre-ordered on their official website. They'll also be touring later in the year, catch them at these dates:

19th Aug – UK – Green Man Festival 2018
17th Oct – UK – Birmingham, The Hare & Hounds
18th Oct – UK – Manchester, Gorilla
19th Oct – UK – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
23rd Oct – UK – Brighton, Komedia
24th Oct – UK – Bristol, Fiddlers
25th Oct – UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
1st Nov – BE – Brussels, Botanique, The Rotonde
2nd Nov – NL – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
3rd Nov – DE – Cologne, Artheater
4th Nov – DE – Berlin, Lido
6th Nov – FR – Paris, Café De La Danse