Starting out as a list of over 500 albums, has been voted on, argued about, fought over, reappraised, reconsidered and finally presented for you here as our top 100 albums of 2016*. This special edition of our Deluxe magazine also features interviews with Tim Smith and Shirley Collins.
The physical copies look and smell great, we stick them in with all online orders... Read the issue in full here.
* Albums released between January and the end of October.
Nearly ten years since the release of Tunng's third album Good Arrows and the last time the partnership of Mike...
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During their time apart Mike had been living in Reykjavik and Sam had moved to Sheffield; it became apparent the two friends had taken dramatically different paths in love, location, and life. Curious what they could produce second time around; with no preconceived agenda Sam packed his suitcase and joined Mike in his Reykjavik studio, in the town’s industrial old fishing harbour, with no more intentions than catching up with his old buddy.
The result is something no-one, least of all them, would have expected, and breaking away from his signatory hushed tones, and a big shift in Sam’s vocal habits soon opened some surprising new doors.
A brilliantly varied record that couldn’t be further from the pair’s earlier incarnation, the two have channelled all they’ve soaked up over the years into salt-swept surroundings. Through the studio’s big windows over-looking the sea, synths, old guitars and an off-key piano would bring the elements onto the record.
1: The Harbour 2: Punch Drunk Sober 3: Silence In Between 4: High Pressure Front 5: Knife 6: Sun Gun 7: Bask 8: Play The Part 9: Learn Something 10: Under The Ice11.99Full Time Hobby2017Indie & Alternative2018-03-21