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T unng are an experimental folk band which formed in 2003 in London, England. They are often associated with the folktronica genre due to the electronic influences evident in some of their work. The band consists of Mike Lindsay (vocals, guitar), Sam Genders (vocals, guitar), Becky Jacobs (vocals, percussion, mandolin), Ashley Bates (banjo, guitar), Phil Winter (electronics, sampling, keyboards) and Martin Smith (percussion, shells)

Tunng started when Sam Genders met Mike Lindsay in the latter's studio in a Soho basement below a clothes shop. Genders had used to do pub gigs as a sort of singer/songwriter, whereas Lindsay had been playing about with studio tech, making electronica and trying to make a living producing advert music. They both found that Lindsay's distinctive way with twinkling sounds and tight production enhanced the folky songs they were both writing to no end, and a signature sound developed.

Tunng's first album 'Mother's Daughter And Other Songs' was released by Static Caravan in 2005. But since Genders made at first the choice not to play live, Lindsay found Becky Jacobs and Ashley Bates to do his vocals at gigs. Over time Phil Winter and Martin Smith became part of the band in one way or another as well and have all contributed more to recordings as time passed: first on 'Comments Of The Inner Chorus' (2006), but far more so on 'Good Arrows' (2007).

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