I think I have to live up to that pop part of the subtitle every now and then. Lately Canadian supergroup Tuns have been in charge of giving me the heavy dose of pop melodies that I need in order to function as a living being (and Teenage Fanclub too of course). Tuns are Chris Murphy (Sloan), Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, The Flashing Lights), Mike O’Neill (The Inbreds + great solo albums), so I knew I was going to like this even before hitting the play button. These are people I adore. Mike’s been a big favourite over the past few years and I’ve bought all the solo stuff + most of The Inbreds catalog. I do have a hole in my pop education when it comes The Super Friendz, but The Flashing Lights album Where The Change Is? was on heavy rotation 15 or so years ago. And the name of this website is actually a homage to Sloan and one of my all-time favourite albums, so my Sloan addiction is fairly obvious. Occasionally I wonder if they might have something against that this site is called One Chord to Another. If I had known 15 years ago that I will still be doing this in 2016 and more than some of my friends know this blog/website, I might have double checked that it’s ok with them. I did send them an email about it, but I’m not sure did it ever reach them. Well if it ever comes an issue and Sloan wants me to change it, I’ll do that asap. Drop the “to another” part or something.
But enough with all that nostalgic stuff. Time to move 2016 and celebrate the new Tuns album that sounds rather perfect to my ears. It’s filled with great singing, beautiful melodies and catchy pop tunes. These guys haven’t lost their ability to create pop magic and this is far more than just some nice side project. Grab this and the new TFC album and the dark fall nights will feel a whole lot brighter. The album is now out on Royal Mountain Records. Here’s Throw It All Away and the music video for the song Mind Over Matter.