TUNIC by Adam Kelly
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Atmospheric noisy punk trio TUNIC streaming new EP in full!

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Tunic, one of Canada’s best (and noisiest) new punk bands will self-release their latest EP, Boss, on July 21st, a corrosive and volatile record that takes the best moments of Metz and The Jesus Lizard and works them into their own artistic brilliance. The Alternative are premiering the record today (stream it below), claiming:

Boss screeches with layers of distortion and pounding rhythms that keep your ears attuned despite its recklessness and violent approach to noise punk. Think the most intense parts of the latest Big Ups and Idles records, except carried on for 10 minutes straight.”

Loud, aggressive, and often punishing, the Winnipeg trio thrive on chaos, feedback, and manic bursts of slurred shouting. Boss is deliberately primal, a sludgy blend of abrasive bellows, caterwauling guitars, and massive rhythms that pummel with a hypnotic fury.

On Boss, Winnipeg’s Tunic unveil four tracks that continue where last year’s Disappointment EP left off. These songs are nothing but feedback laden filth, pure arty noise punk. Dissonant, yet abrasive, Boss is led by the punishing churns of Rory Ellis’ bass and Sam Neal’s drums. David Schellenberg’s guitar surgically cuts, hisses, and chimes through the band’s unique arrangements, while his vocals gravelly express a distaste for one’s past. These songs were conceived in a musty room above a cellphone repair shop, but they were honed in basements, warehouses and bars across North America and they will continue to do so through out 2017.

Photo by Adam Kelly

“a propulsive rhythmic bedrock that draws you in and allows you to lose yourself in the churning black sea of guitar squalls and noise.” – Impose Magazine

“Like the weather surging forward once more, just when you thought you might have made it through the storm, the track ramps up another gear for the final minute, a scatter-gun of drums acting as the song’s thrilling adieu, the band’s three solid elements tumbling in to each other in the most unruly and captivating of ways; a tour-de-force of primal energy that grabs the day by the scruff of the neck and threatens to never let go.” – GoldFlakePaint

“Everything about “Eye Contact” is hefty, from the dark rhythm of the drums, grungy vocals and heavy guitar. Tunic feels like a mix of the bands Helmet, At The Drive-In and Wool, yet has its own angry assault on punk.” – Riff Magazine

Tour Dates:

07/24 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
07/25 – Edmonton, AB @ Sewing Machine Factory
07/26 – Calgary, AB @ 510
07/27 – Abbotsford, BC @ Carport Manor
07/28 – Vancouver, BC @ 333
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
07/31 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
08/01 – Corvallis, OR @ Interzone
08/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Top Space
08/04 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme HQ
08/05 – Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine
08/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Lunchbox
08/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Hi-Tones w/ Super Thief
08/09 – Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Super Thief
08/11 – Little Rock, @ Hollow House
08/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Sinkhole
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
08/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ High Dive
08/15 – Madison, WI @ Mickey’s
08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Mansion
08/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will
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