Fresh from releasing two of the year’s most adventurous and much praised releases, Full Time Hobby label mates Tunng and Pinkunoizu are to come together to tour around the UK beginning on 8 October in London at Heaven, after previously selling out two back to back shows at The Lexington.
Tunng have been winning plaudits of late for their latest album, the hypnotizing Turbines. “It’s our sci-fi folk rock album,” says instrumentalist and founding member Lindsay of its rustic twangs of guitar, icy electronic echo and sumptuous whisper of vocals. Marking a decade of the band, it sees the Soho-born ground hone their pastoral pop into something more brooding, more intense that critics and fans have spent the summer revelling in.
‘A warm welcoming album’ The Times ****
‘Tunng’s prettiest, most accessible album yet’ The Sunday Times
‘An affecting release, it demands repeated plays, emerging as canorous, sly and bewitching’ Mojo ****
‘Tunng convey a landscape of vague disquiet and a cast of misfits’ The Guardian****
‘Folktronic Brits’ fifth consolidates and breaks new ground’ Uncut 8/10
‘their sound feels like an unclassifiable hybrid, locating the DNA of an ancient folk tradition buried deep within the potential of new technology…’Turbines’ is an engaging continuation of a low-key but casually inventive vision’ Time Out ****
‘There are hints of classic Paul Simon and The xx, but Tunng are very good at just being their extraordinarily likeable selves’ The Evening Standard ****
‘Delicately woven dreamscapes and acoustic loveliness abound’ The Daily Mirror ****
‘they’re simply one of our best bands’ Mixmag 8/10
Copenhagen experimentalists Pinkunoizu meanwhile are conjurors of twisted ‘70s garage rock, their acclaimed The Drop album an odyssey of spellbinding grooves inspired by the Jorge Luis Borges’ idea of the map that grows larger than the actual landscape. Its icy chimes bely their Danish roots, but it’s a record that takes you to place firmly out of this world, like an alien ocean floor full of dark, startling, sinister beauty. “Lyrically and sonically we somehow became drawn towards working with a bending and falling feeling,” say the band.