EAST COAST GROUP OF CHRIS MURPHY, MATT MURPHY, AND MIKE O’NEILL SHARE NEW TRACK, “WHEN YOU’RE READY” WHICH WILL BE THE THEME SONG FOR THE NEW CBC / COMEDY CENTRAL SHOW CRAWFORD.
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW VIA ROYAL MOUNTAIN RECORDS
TUNS ALSO SHARE NEW LIVE VIDEO OF “MIND OVER MATTER” FROM CUSTOM KITCHEN SESSION
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Last year, TUNS, the ‘supergroup’ comprised of Chris Murphy (Sloan), Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Flashing Lights), and Mike O’Neill (Inbreds), released their acclaimed self-titled debut album which was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Today, the band returns with a new single, “When You’re Ready”, whose beautiful three part harmonies and slide guitar are being used in multiple episodes of upcoming CBC / Comedy Central show Crawford.
“When The Beatles were starting the recording sessions for what was to become Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band their label needed a single, so they used ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘Penny Lane’, which meant they would not be on the album,” says Chris Murphy. “Producer, George Martin, considered it to be one of the biggest mistakes of his life. TUNS recorded ‘When You're Ready’ during the same recording sessions as our 2016 self titled LP but left it off the album and we would like to think that George Martin rolled over in his grave.”
The dysfunctional family comedy Crawford, which is created by Trailer Park Boys writer Mike Clattenburg and TUNS’ own Mike O’Neill, will drop on CBC’s online player at cbc.ca/watch and the CBC TV app on Groundhog Day, February 2. The Show stars John Carroll Lynch, Jill Hennessy, Kyle Mac, Alice Moran, and Daniel Davis Yang.
Today, the band is also a sharing a live video of “Mind Over Matter” filmed in the basement of Royal Mountain Records for the video web series Custom Kitchen.
MORE ABOUT TUNS
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.
PRAISE FOR TUNS SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
“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