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Winnipeg’s noise punks TUNIC Share new single & video “Eye Contact”

TUNIC by Adam Kelly
Impose Magazine have recently introduced a new noisy punk rock act called TUNIC, one of Canada’s new punk bands. The Winnipeg trio are set to 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. Loud, aggressive, and often punishing, TUNIC thrive on chaos, feedback, and manic bursts of slurred shouting. Lead single “Eye Contact” is a welcome intro, a big grooving blast of gloriously disgusting noise punk energy. The slow motion video is both captivating, mundane, and a bit gross, a nod to the band’s deviant charm. It’s dark and unrelenting but the rhythm section’s hypnotic boogie is impossible to resist.

Speaking about the band, Impose shared,

“the Winnipeg-based trio crafts wildly energetic, unhinged aural landscapes that lock in on tight, hypnotic grooves that ride a certain tension before being shredded apart at the seams” before elaborating on “Eye Contact” noting “Accompanied by a slow motion, single shot video, “Eye Contact” establishes a propulsive rhythmic bedrock that draws you in and allows you to lose yourself in the churning black sea of guitar squalls and noise.”

Photo by Adam Kelly

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.

Tour Dates:

06/06 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed
06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
06/09 – Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir
06/22 – Calgary, AB @ Tubby Dog (Sled Island Festival)
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 @ Ktown Shop
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
08/10 – Dallas, TX
08/11 – Little Rock, AR
08/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Sinkhole
08/13 – Chicago, IL
08/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ High Dive
08/15 – Madison, WI @ Mikey’s
08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ House Show
08/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will

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