Mike Lindsay founded the band “Tunng” in 2004. He co-wrote and produced all four of the group’s albums, and has been considered a pioneer of the “folktronica” scene. His work with Tunng has seen him touring the World, playing with an eclectic range of musical talent from Tuareg band and Tinariwen to Canadian hip hop artist Buck 65. Film4 used Tunng song ‘Woodcat’ for 6 months on their seasonal advertising. He has produced a number of albums for other contemporary folk and experimental artists in the meantime, among them Serafina Steer, Hannah Peel, Bethjeans Houghton, and Cibelle.
His production work has also seen him co-writing and producing two tracks on the Mercury Music Prize winning Speech Therapy by Speech Debelle.
Mike has worked on bespoke music composition for Film and TV since 2002, being involved in large re-branding campaigns for ITV in 2003 and again in 2004, as well as sound-tracking many high end commercials (O2, T-mobile, Littlewoods, Samsung and Honda) all of which carried his characteristic music identity.
Mike is currently writing and producing a solo record in Iceland based on his experiences living in the far north of the country, in collaboration with an eclectic group of local musicians.
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the fourth studio album by Franz Ferdinand, will be released by Domino on 26th August 2013.
Recorded over the last year at Kapranos’s Scottish studio, McCarthy’s Sausage Studios in London, Club Ralph and a couple of trips to Stockholm and Oslo, the LP cements their status as a unique and adventurous British band: emboldened by a decade’s undreamt-of worldwide success, but still daring and defiant. It’s an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation.
When asked for a quote, Kapranos came back with: “The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”
The tensongs that make up Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world - painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch – and push it even further. The breadth of influence, musicality and invention on show here is enormous. If this is unmistakably a Franz Ferdinand record, it is as much by virtue of its sonic daring and perfectly patch-worked eclecticism as the timeless songwriting flair that has long been their calling card.
Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson.
On June 18th, 4AD will release With Love, the third album from Zomby. Divided into two volumes, the 33-track triple vinyl/double CD moves seamlessly between the dance floor and after-hours emotional introspection, serving as a love letter to the soulful dance music of his past.
The 2013 MYKITA campaign was shot at the place where it all began back in 2003: in Berlin. Untouched nature and forests that are home to alpacas and deer provide insights into the Brandenburg region surrounding the city.
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