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1 review | 10 people love this record: be the 11th!

Throws is the new sound of the musicians formerly known as Tunng, nigh on a decade since that project’s last album. The folkishness has mostly faded, and electronics are very much at the fore: this is almost synth-pop at times! Good to see that there is still plenty of interesting life in this resurrected creative relationship. Out on Full Time Hobby.


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10 people love this record. Be the 11th!
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 07 June 2016

I was never really a fan of Tunng but I sure as hell remember what they sound like and it’s nothing like this. Indeed Throws are the two Tunng main men  Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders in collaboration. Since moving to Rekjavik and the even more glamorous Sheffield respectively,  the two have rarely connected in the ten years since their last recordings together. So instead of reforming the old band again they are pushing into new areas with this collaboration.

I’m not so sure I like the music though. Opener ‘The Harbour’ sounds like a complex-i-pop take on Foals with twists and turns everywhere. They use a kind of similar vocal style as Squeeze in that they sing together, one high and one low. Better is ‘Punch Drunk Love’ which kind of sounds like a squelshy Field Music with some rather nice krauty drums bobbing along. The damn thing keeps stopping and starting though. It’s not all electronic pop posturing, ’Silence in Between’ is a soft ballad where each singer sings a separate verse. It kind of wrenches in the same way as Bright Eyes songs wrench. ‘Knife’ is perhaps as close to their old band as they get with a lolloping beat and a slow building melody. Some of the synths are really awful but maybe that’s the point, they throw loads of things into the mix and the album is wildly varied with creaking ballads interspersing the oddball pop.

Some of the record is resolutely uncommercial and some of it such as ‘Bask’ sounds strangely like Fog or Why? It veers and bobs about, Basically they are doing what the hell they like.... and that is a good thing.




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