With TUNIC‘s new single “Apprehension” released today via all streaming platforms, Decibel Magazine has premiered the track’s official music video. The clip was created by Sam Neal, the artist also responsible for all of Tunic’s album art, and Dimitris Armenakis.
Tunic guitarist/vocalist David Schellenberg states: “This song is about giving up, being defeated and getting bulldozed by a relationship.”
“Apprehension” appears on Tunic’s upcoming sophomore album, Quitter, out October 15th on Artoffact Records. Engineered and mixed by Jace Lasek (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg and mastered by Carl Saff (Bambara, Human Impact), Quitter is a concept album whose songs explore various manifestations of “quitting.”
Tunic can trace its musical roots to the caustic, angular stylings of Big Black and The Jesus Lizard and their colleagues from across the AmRep and Touch and Go rosters. Pummeling drums, distorted bass, discordant guitar, and wild-eyed vocals combine and lurch forward like an Army tank of sound. Yet, Tunic is more transparent than its noise-rock heroes ever were. There is an earnestness that links the Winnipeg outfit to a line of more heartfelt ancestors — post-hardcore gods like Drive Like Jehu and Fugazi. Frontman David Schellenberg lays his soul bare as he screams his head off about the most personal of topics.
Prior to 2020, Tunic prided itself on playing a minimum of 100 shows per year. This attitude led to shows across North America with the likes of Metz, New Primals and Winnipeg brethren KEN mode. Stay tuned for news of the next live appearances.