Good gig in Bury St Edmunds Rock City this Thursday for anyone who fancies an adventure...
Thursday 17th October
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
plus support from PINKUNOIZU and HORSE PARTY
Bands as emotive and enduring as Tunng don't come around too often. Across their decade together, the group have honed their pastoral pop to perfection, winning over audiences and critics one rustic twang of guitar, icy electronic echo and sumptuous whisper of vocals at a time to become one of Britain's most championed underground forces – fitting for an act who began literally underground, in the basement of a Soho women's clothing boutique some ten years ago.
Now their success story is set to continue with the release of fifth studio album Turbines, their most bewitching and brilliant listen yet. “It's been a twisted adventure to this point, one that has taken us all over the world, an amazing journey,” grins instrumentalist and founding member Mike Lindsay. As the band has evolved and grown, so too has its members. “There's a lot happened in this band in the last couple of years” he adds. “Children born, people moving into different places, falling in love, skipping country, broadening horizons... maybe this is a coming-of-age record!”
It certainly sounds like it. A warm, sophisticated record, Turbines is as moving and addictive as it is impossible to pin down, its eclectic span of instruments and ideas as unique a sound as you're likely to discover this year, or any year for that matter. “The best thing about working with this band is that we can chuck all the ingredients in, give it a good shake, and see where it lands – see where everyone is and what they want to do,” says electronics wizard Phil Winter.
“It’s our sci-fi folk rock album,” declares Lindsay, who stresses the key to Turbines’ enchanting charm is the sense of family among its creators. “We have been through a lot together, seen some amazing places and some pretty bad places too... and it's time to see some more!”
Tickets £13 from www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/event/856/tunng