From a tentative, early, but not entirely confident, first dip of a toe into the water with an EP in 2008 through to the more meaningful collaborative 'side project' that resulted in a startling surprise gem of an album in 'Hearts On Hold' in 2010, Tu Fawning have now become a fully functioning, bone-fide, all singing, all dancing, actual, proper band. Woo Hoo! They, but especially us, should be very happy about that. Tu Fawning just keep getting better and better. 'Hearts On Hold' was very good and pitched in as a late consideration for one of the best debut album releases of 2010. In 'Apples And Oranges' alone it contained a song of rare, delicate and highly original beauty. With their latest release, 'A Monument', Tu Fawning have a more confident swagger, a deeper, heavier and tighter sound and a combined creativity that delivers up some of the most intriguing and alluring songs you're likely to hear this year.
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The indescribable Tu Fawning return with a new album 'A Monument', out May 7th with City Slang. A diversely beautiful sound we've yet to categorise! A dark and effectively gothic video has also been released for their single Anchor; a similarly dark and solemn record made all the more breath-taking by the exquisite vocals of Corrina Repp. The track is also to be released on 7" vinyl for Record Store Day (April 21st) and backed with remix by Haushka.
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Portland Oregon's credibility as a musical hotbed of emerging talents is further enhanced by the latest offering from the North-West territories. Tu Fawning may be made up of four of the regions most respected individual musicians but this album, Hearts On Hold, marks their collaborative debut. With their influences cited as Gamelan music, The Boswell Sisters, Big Band Jazz, Jay Z and Hawaiian and with a largely folk pedigree behind them you'd probably be a little cautious of the resultant mix. Fear not, Joe Haege, Corrina Repp, Tousaint Perrault and Liza Rietz (Having been tempted out of semi musical retirement from her job as a Boutique Fashion Designer) have combined their not inconsiderable skills to produce an album of slightly twisted dark beauty. Rietz has said of the project that they are....'creating the sound of a rock band from an entirely fresh angle'. She is not wrong.
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