The last album released by the pastoral pop band Tunng was Turbines in 2013. Then, a few years later, Tunng co-founders Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay hooked up again in Reykjavik where they formed the pop duo Throws in 2016. For those that long for the return of the folktronica pioneers, the good news is that Tunng are to make their return to the stage later this year including London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 25th October.
The band has also shared a new piece of music titled “Flatland” (also our Song of the Day). It’s inspired by Edwin Abbott Abbott’s 1884 book of the same name about a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square named A Square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions (wiki).
Flatland blends the groups love of experimental electronics with acoustic instrumentation, with “the hookiest rolling finger pick of all time, inserted through a controversial three-dimensional effects loop” says producer Mike Lindsay, with promises of more music on the horizon.
The single is available to stream on digital platforms from today.
Full 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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