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Tunng are an experimental folk band from the United Kingdommarker.

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

Biography

Becky Jacobs of Tunng


Tunng are often noted for their use of strange instruments, including sea shells. They supported Doves on dates at the end of their 2005 tour. Member Becky Jacobs is the younger sister of electronic musician Max Tundra.

Besides releasing three 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.

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 Glastonburymarker in June 2009.

Discography

Albums



Singles

  • "Tale from Black", June 2004
  • "The Maypole Song", August 2004
  • "People Folk" (Remixed by Dollboy), May 9 2005
  • "Magpie Bites", November 21 2005 (7")
  • "The Pioneers" (Bloc Party cover, January 23, 2006) (7"/CD)
  • "Woodcat", (24 April 2006) (7")
  • "Jenny Again", (4 September 2006) (7")
  • "It's Because...We've Got Hair", (11 November 2006) (7")
  • "Bricks", (13 August 2007) (7") #20 UK Indie
  • "Bullets", (15 October 2007) (7")


Mike Lindsay of Tunng


References

  1. "Jenny Again" on NSPCC TV advert


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