EAST COAST GROUP OF CHRIS MURPHY, MATT MURPHY, AND MIKE O’NEILL DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW VIA ROYAL MOUNTAIN RECORDS
NATIONAL TOUR DATES BEGINNING OCTOBER 21
“heaps of pop-rock hooks …one of the more all-out joyful releases of the year” Exclaim!
“TUNS holds up just as strongly to any of the member’s legendary bands, and they
are making their own legend along the way” Paste
“It's hard to imagine a better straight-up rock record being released this year” The Record
“Intelligent songwriting is the record's through line…TUNS debut delivers” NOW Magazine
“a lovelorn boot-stomper” Stereogum
“a joyous celebration of friendship” Hello
“sharply written rock songs with a heavy focus on classic pop melodies” Chart Attack
PHOTO : VANESSA HEINS
The first single from TUNS’ self-titled debut, “Mind Over Matter”, grabbed a lot of ears. The “lovelorn boot-stomper”, as claimed by by Stereogum, hit #1 on both CBC Radio 2 and Radio 3. Today, TUNS is ready to treat your eyes with the new video for the track courtesy of Exclaim!.
Comprised of Chris Murphy (Sloan), Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Flashing Lights), and Mike O’Neill (Inbreds), the ‘supergroup’s’ acclaimed self-titled album is out now via Royal Mountain Records.
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.
TUNS TOUR DATES
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
November 26 – Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
** MORE TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON **