TUNIC by Adam Kelly
TUNIC by Adam Kelly
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TUNIC share new video for angular noise rock track “Disease”, “a song about capitalism”

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The dynamic Winnipeg-based trio, Tunic, has just debuted the music video for their latest single “Disease,” which will feature on their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album, “Wrong Dream.”

The album, which was recorded and mixed by Seth Manchester, renowned for his work with prominent acts such as Metz, The Body, Liturgy, and Lightning Bolt, is set to be released on April 28th under the esteemed Artoffact Records label.

Tunic’s latest offering is poised to captivate fans with its raw intensity, unique musical style, and unparalleled creative energy, which have become the band’s signature trademarks. Be sure to give them a good listen.

Tunic’s anticipated upcoming album, “Wrong Dream,” is their most captivating and profound work to date. The band’s signature sound, a blend of dissonance and angst, is interwoven with moments of powerful melody, reminiscent of early post-punk acts such as Gang of Four and Public Image Ltd.

Additionally, the use of unusual instrumentation adds an intriguing dimension to their music. Although their music still appeals to old Tunic fans and enthusiasts of Amphetamine Reptile or Three One G, “Wrong Dream” presents a new, accessible form that is closer in spirit to Fugazi than to any other genre classification, like “noise-punk” or “hardcore.”

In “Disease,” the new single from the album, vocalist and guitarist David Schellenberg exposes his most vulnerable and transparent self. He sings of the struggle to maintain a sturdy and strong exterior while feeling trapped and stagnant. The song is a reflection on capitalism and how it affected Schellenberg during the pandemic.

He found himself making a stable income without touring, which led him to question his identity and sense of self-worth. He realized that without the touring lifestyle he had worked so hard to create, he was just another working-class cog in the machine, spending countless hours at a day job.

The metaphor of the song is simple but powerful; Schellenberg describes the feeling as a cancer that had taken over his body, his life, and his sense of self.

Tunic embarks on a full North American tour in May.

May 3 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Mortimers
May 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
May 7 – Detroit, MI – City Club
May 8 – Windsor, ON – The Meteor
May 9 – Waterloo, ON – Dive Bar
May 11 – Toronto, ON – Orwell’s
May 12 – Ottawa, ON – Rainbow
May 13 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus
May 14 – Boston, MA – O’Briens
May 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
May 16 – Allentown, PA – Red Door at Muhlenberg College
May 18 – Washington, DC – Pie Shop
May 19 – Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
May 20 – Kansas City, MO – Farewell
May 21 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
May 25 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary
May 27 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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