Release Date: Dec 5, 2011
Record label: Full Time Hobby
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Experimental folkies Tunng aren't the most obvious band to turn in a live album. They don't have a live reputation as "the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world" like the Rolling Stones, or ever held a stadium under their spell like Queen. However, they have quietly become a captivating live experience. Culled from five years of live BBC sessions, this 11-track collection works as a "greatest hits" set (if unutterably yearning songs such as Bullets had been hits) and captures the intimate, often improvised energy of their shows, with acoustic guitars, banjos, electronica and the much-loved tweeting stuffed bird.
It’s a charming, spontaneous-sounding blend they trade in. Chris Parkin 2011 Next year Tunng release their fifth album – a landmark of sorts in these days of three-album careers. It’s certainly a reason for this rag-tag collective to take stock, rub those careworn feet and glance back at the path they’ve travelled since Mike Lindsay stopped making music for soft porn films and ensconced himself – in mind at least – in this land’s ancient mossy wolds.