Producer and guitarist Mike Lindsay's history features time served in the English south coast's teen thrash metal scene and making soundtracks for the Fantasy Channel. Singer and guitarist Sam Genders spent his youth in Derby getting his ears round Motown, Ry Cooder and Jackson Browne. Together, their productions from the basement of a West Midlands lingerie shop emerged at the perfect moment for a band tying traditional English folk to contemporary digital realisation.
Their debut album Mother's Daughter and Other Songs (Static Caravan) has been received rapturously.
DJ magazine felt that "the perfectly pitched vocals and electronic sheen of this LP make it truly stand out from the hordes of undistinguished folk-tronica around".
The Birmingham Post found that the album reveals "new treasures with each listen; this is a densely layered record and a potent amalgam of styles old and new".
Live, Tunng become a quintet, with sound files accompanied by guitars, banjo, clarinet, harmonica, percussion and, of course, Genders' trademark vocal fatalism. The inclusion of The Wicker Man's infamous maypole song and the assurance of an accomplished and dextrous live outfit mean Tunng are an onstage experience to behold.