Tunng

Tunng are an experimental folk band from the United Kingdom.

The band is often associated with the folktronica genre due to the electronic influences evident in some of their work.

Tunng are often noted for their use of strange instruments, including sea shells.

Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay, two of the founding members of Tunng, began their musical careers together after meeting at one of Sam's early London solo gigs.

Besides releasing four albums and numerous singles since 2004, Tunng have covered Bloc Party's song "The Pioneers". Both the original and cover were featured in the 3rd season of The O.C. ("The Man of the Year", Episode 24). They also covered Tim Buckley's "No Man Can Find The War" for the 2005 tribute album Dream Brother: The Songs of Tim and Jeff Buckley.

They supported Doves on dates at the end of their 2005 tour. Member Becky Jacobs is the younger sister of electronic musician Max Tundra.

In 2007, the band were included on The Imagined Village album, with a re-told version of "Death and the Maiden". In 2008, Tunng remixed the song "Hoko Onchi" on Dive Index's Collisions - The Mid/Air Remixes.

Their song "Bullets" was played during the end credits of the Weeds season 4 episode "Till We Meet Again" in September 2008.

"Jenny Again" from the 2006 Comments of the Inner Chorus LP was used as the soundtrack for the TV ad from the NSPCC to launch the NSPCC Child's Voice Appeal.

In March 2009, Tunng played together with a trio from the Tuareg desert blues band Tinariwen on a UK tour, and they also played together at Glastonbury in June 2009 and 2010.
In May 2010, Tunng were headliners at the Wood Festival in Oxfordshire, England.

Tunng's appearance at Truck Festival in July 2011 was their only UK performance of the summer.[3]
In August 2011, Tunng remixed Gnomes by Sea of Bees. On the 5th of December 2011 the band released "This Is Tunng ... Live From The BBC", a full length album of Tunng tracks played in various BBC sessions with Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Rob Da Bank, Marc Riley and Giles Peterson amongst others.

Tunng are set to release a new album on Full Time Hobby in 2013.

Source: Wikipedia

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