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The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves.
Band member, Jamie handed out 100 free homemade donuts at the launch of their debut single, 'Window Love' back in 2018...
'Tungz are a tight-knit group delivering an intoxicating blend of 70s synths, disco grooves and friendship. Emerging from their basement home-studio Tungz are clearing the way for a new era of funk-inspired bedroom pop." - Music Glue
The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)
Rick: Still Bill on vinyl. The drum groove/wah pedal on “Kissing My Love” makes me drool.
Your favourite place to listen to music
Rick: Coach or train to Bristol (depending on budget) en route to Tungz tings.
A song which reminds you of your childhood
Ollie: Never Let Her Slip Away - Andrew Gold. My dad used to sing the entire song to me and my sister when he put us to bed when we were little. While I drank straight Ribena.
Your go-to karaoke song
Jamie: Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations. I think Dennis Edwards might be my favourite singer, so I can shout and scream and pretend to be him, then get Nicky to do all the other voices.
A song which could change the world if everyone heard it
Jamie: Children of the world - D Train. That breakdown. So powerful.
A song you’d rather never hear again
Nicky: Children of the world - D Train.
A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore
Nicky: A Man and a Woman - James Last. Me and my friend Eddy used to have a pretty intense breakfast routine where we would listen to bossa nova, drink coffee and stare out the window. This song started the whole thing and will forever be in my heart.
A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)
Jamie and Nicky: YEBISU - Yung Bae, Macross 82-99. We played this in our first ever DJ set at about 7am.
A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)
Rick: The Other Side - Public Service Broadcasting.
The soundtrack to your last holiday
Ollie: August 10 - Khruangbin. I was in Spain with my girlfriend and her family and we listened to it outside while hanging around the house.
A song which has changed your mind
Nicky: No Luck - Bad Sounds. Was listening to this loads when I decided to quit my 9-5 for music. Something about it makes everything feel alright. Thanks to Bad Sounds I now have no money.
A song which makes you cry
Nicky: Everything Stays - Marceline the Vampire Queen :’)
A song which makes you laugh
Rick: El Chepe - Vulfpeck. The locomotive sound takes me back to my model railway days. More of a gentle chuckle reminiscing over good times.
A song which tells a story
Rick: Nuits Sonores - Floating Points. It’s a long old musical adventure for your ears to undergo. It was also written on a plane. I love planes.
A song which gives you goosebumps
Rick: Home by Now - Bombay Bicycle Club. I can’t tell if it makes me happy or sad, but definitely some kind of emotion that brings out those puckered little bobbles.
A song which makes you feel empowered
Jamie: Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk (from Alive 2007). Whatever you’re doing it sounds like there’s a huge crowd of people cheering you on.
An artist you regret never having seen live
Jamie: Prince. But mainly because I heard he was actually quite funny live, which you wouldn’t expect from such a mystical icon guy.
An artist you hope to see live soon
Ollie: Little Simz
A gig you’ll never forget
Ollie: Kamasi Washington at Love Supreme. He played 45 minutes and it was such an intense atmosphere that none of us could speak afterwards.
An album you know by heart
Jamie: Rubber Soul - The Beatles. I got it at an age where the main skill in singing was learning all the words. I learned all the words. As a result there’s video of me reciting basically the whole album aged maybe 7 or 8.
A cover which is better than the original
Ollie: We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder
A song you first heard on a film soundtrack
Jamie: Golden Years - David Bowie in ‘A Knight’s Tale’. The way they work it into the score with trumpets and lutes and stuff is also really dumb and great.
A song you love in a foreign language
Rick: Mopedbart - HUBBABUBBAKLUBB. Struggle to follow the narrative but it’s real groovy
An instrumental song you love
Ollie: Bus Ride - Kaytranada
A song which gets stuck in your head
Jamie: Too many cooks.
A recent musical discovery
Nicky: Sports - they came up in the Tungz ‘Fans Also Like’ on Spotify. Will now be taking band recommendations from our fans in a suggestion box at every gig.