TUNNG

 

Tunng, the experimental folk band (often classed as folktronica) started in 2003 and consists of Mike Lindsay, Ashley Bates, Phil Winter, Becky Jacobs, Martin Smith and Simon Glenister. 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. Recorded mainly in a Dorset studio this is the first Tunng album where all six members were more or less all present at each stage of the recording process.  Bar an excursion to album engineer and vintage equipment expert  Ben ‘Benge’ Edwards’ “synth museum” to add electronic embellishments Though their locations have changed, with the band now scattered between England and Iceland, there's a powerful and surprising togetherness to Turbines that frontman Mike Lindsay claims is all thanks to its subject matter: an imagined fantasy village..