Tunng (pictured above) Twisted pop wonders Tunng have announced details of a new album and a tour. The London-based band are set to release their fourth album ‘…And Then We Saw Land’ on the 1st of March 2010, and it promises to be their best yet. Full dates for the accompanying tour in March 2010 are listed below. Since last we saw them, 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 as Mike explains, “We learned that you don’t always need structure! As long as there is presence, emotion and groove. It taught us that everything is open and adaptable...” In the spirit of all that travel and experimentation, they’ve decided to call their new album ‘…And Then We Saw Land’ – and it is full of adventurous spirit. The first Tunng album to take more than a year to write and produce, it’s packed with big choruses and joyful tunes. “We wanted to make a record that would be a great live set,” says Mike. “My friend described it as ‘Epic Folk Disco Brass Magnificent,’ and I’m not sure you could call any other Tunng record that.” Three songs contain what the band describe as The Megga 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. In homage to voyages grand and not so grand, Tunng will be hitting the road for a four-date mini tour in March 2010, dates as follows. Says Mike: “I want audiences singing along and becoming... THE MEGGA CHORUS!” March 2010 UK Dates are below... 23rd March, Manchester, Band On The Wall 25th March, London, Relentless Garage 26th March, Bristol, Arnolfini 28th March, Brighton, Concorde 2 Visit Tunng at their website
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