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Tunng reunite with Sam Genders for new LP (listen to “Dark Heart”)

photo: Eva Vermandel
photo: Eva Vermandel

UK band Tunng are gearing up to release Songs You Make At Night which is their first album in five years and their first to feature founding member Sam Genders since 2007’s Good Arrows. Sam’s songwriting and warm voice (which always reminded me of Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals) are a welcome return, and Tunng’s style — bouncy electronics mixed with acoustic instruments — sounds as inviting as ever. A great example is the warm-n-groovy “Dark Heart,” which makes its premiere in this post. Says Sam, “It’s a song about embracing and moving through the darker parts of yourself in order to feel more at peace with the world and your place in it.” Listen to that and previous single “ABOP,” below.

Songs You Make At Night is out August 24 via Full Time Hobby, and Tunng will be on tour in the UK and Europe this fall. All dates are listed below.

Earlier this year, Tunng’s Mike Lindsay released a collaborative album with Laura Marling under the name LUMP.

Tuung – 2018 Tour 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

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