TUNS STREAMS ENTIRE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM AHEAD OF AUGUST 26 RELEASE DATE
EAST COAST GROUP OF CHRIS MURPHY, MATT MURPHY, AND MIKE O’NEILL ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL TOUR DATES BEGINNING OCTOBER 21
“Three of Canada’s best songwriters/musicians from the 90s having a blast for their sake and ours” Exclaim!
"TUNS is a trio of eternally boyish and Beatlesque voices veritably born to sing and play together.” The Toronto Star
PHOTO : VANESSA HEINS
Today TUNS is sharing it’s highly anticipated self-titled debut album in its entirety courtesy of Exclaim!. Out August 26, via Royal Mountain Music TUNS contains first single “Mind Over Matter, ” a song Stereogum called “a lovelorn boot-stomper” and which hit #1 on both CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3. Recently the ‘supergroup’ comprised of Chris Murphy (Sloan) Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Flashing Lights), and Mike O’Neill (Inbreds), also released its second single “Throw It All Away” which Brooklyn Vegan simply called “very very catchy.” Indeed.
TUNS is an exciting new band of equals, of collaborators, of experienced veterans who sound as exuberant as ever. Their debut self-titled album is full of power pop with intricate melodies and electrifying rock’n’roll written with a deep appreciation for songcraft. It’s like a music geek’s version of fantasy baseball, a band that could feature Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, and the Attractions’ Pete Thomas, with Alex Chilton and The Jam’s Paul Weller throwing in song ideas.
The first time anyone knew that TUNS existed was their first gig at Massey Hall in October 2015, part of an all-star benefit show organized by Hayden. The band’s internal mutual appreciation dates back 20 years to when the Inbreds and Super Friendz—with whom Chris was playing drums during a Sloan hiatus— toured together, a friendship only now coming to musical fruition.
Today TUNS has announced national tour dates that will run from Halifax and St. John’s all the way to Vancouver and will include stops in Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and more. More dates on the tour will be announced soon and all scheduled performances are listed below.
TUNS TOUR DATES
September 9/10 – Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl
October 21 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion
October 22 – St. John’s, NL – The Ship
October 26 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
October 27 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog
October 28 – Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
October 29 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphods
November 3 – London, ON – Call The Office
November 4 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
November 5 – Guelph, ON – Ebar
November 25 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
** MORE TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON **