After a long break from writing and almost 3 years since their last studio album (2007's Good Arrows), Tunng have teamed up with Full Time Hobby records for their fourth full length - '...And Then We Saw Land' scheduled for worldwide release on March 1, 2010. After spending the greater part of last summer on tour with Tuareg rock band Tinariwen (including a Glastonbury Park Stage performance in June), the band entered the studio during the onset of Winter 2009, emerging earlier this week to reveal details, a release date and a sample track from the new LP. Their new-found fascination Tinariwen certainly had more of an impact than you'd think, moving away from the rigid electronic structures and mechanically executed vocals of the band's youth - the new song takes a turn into uncertainty, retaining the crisp acoustics of old as simply a precursor to grand, anthemic chorusses and overdriven leads. The new album is supposedly also going to feature Tunng's latest musical innovation - the 'mega-chorus', the result of one rainy night in Summer when a 15-strong set of drinking buddies lend their hand at vocals for 3 tracks from the LP.
23rd March, Manchester, Band On The Wall - www.bandonthewall.org / 08452 500 500
25th March, London, Relentless Garage - www.eatyourownears.com / 0844 477 1000