Next gig y’all!

Thanks to everyone who came down to the excellent Silver Apples show last night, a great performance and brilliant to see so many people turn out for it. On to our next show and Friday 13th August sees the return of weirdo pop folksters Tunng who take to the Arena stage of the mac for a very special outdoor performance.

They recently played at Glastonbury to rave reviews, here’s some pics…

And here’s what the Guardian thinks of their new record

That changes might be afoot in the world of Tunng is apparent from Hustle, the opening track of … And Then We Saw Land. Hustle shoots out of the traps, a pop melody borne along on upper-­register piano notes, acoustic ­guitars and banjos, the slight, breathy voices of Mike Lindsay and Becky Jacobs blending in a way that is wistful and charming rather than wimpy and indefinite. It’s a fine start to Tunng’s fourth album, and one they build on. They haven’t suddenly become a pop band – It Breaks, October and These Wind employ ­melodies from the English folk tradition – but there’s a real oomph and purpose here that, perhaps, Tunng never quite managed before.

Support comes from multi instrumentalists Health & Efficiency who have previously supported acts as diverse as Damien Jurado, Modified Toy Orchestra and Three Trapped Tigers.

Go to the mac to find out more info and get yer tickets