EAST COAST GROUP OF CHRIS MURPHY, MATT MURPHY, AND MIKE O’NEILL DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT NOW VIA ROYAL MOUNTAIN RECORDS
“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
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Between the trio of Chris Murphy (Sloan), Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Flashing Lights), and Mike O’Neill (Inbred), the ‘supergroup’ has spent their fair share of time on the road. During their recent travels, Chris shot a lot of ‘on the road’ footage on his phone, a good chunk of it featured Matt all by himself, empty airports, and donuts. “We all laughed pretty hard when we paired Matt’s lonely traveller shots with our melancholic song, ‘I Can’t Wait Forever’ so we decided to make that the track,” says Chris. “We were going to just run a snippet or two on our Instagram, but there was enough footage to cover the entire song.”
Premiering today courtesy of Exclaim!, the video for “I Can’t Wait Forever” follows Matt, the lonely traveller, until he meets Mike, a fellow lonely traveller, and finally (spoiler alert), they meet a fellow donut eater, Chris.
TUNS is an exciting new band of equals, of collaborators, of experienced veterans who sound as exuberant as ever. 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.
Out now on Royal Mountain Records, 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. The first single, “Mind Over Matter”, grabbed a lot of ears and hit #1 on both CBC Radio 2 and Radio 3.