Nuns of the Tundra
Nuns operate on the knife edge between heavy math-y riffs, and catchy alternative rock
Nuns of the Tundra are an alt rock band bred for live performances. They have been played on BBC Radio 1 & Radio 6, championed by Huw Stephens & Steve Lamacq. They have headlined the Worcester Music Festival, played the mainstage at Lakefest opening for The Darkness, were shortlisted for Austin Texas South By South West and The Great Escape by their BBC Introducing host Andrew Marston, and came runner up in the national Firestone Battle of the Bands hosted by BBC Presenter Abbie Mccarthy, who said they put on‘ a brilliant performance‘.
The band originated in Worcestershire with Troy Tittley and Arran Davies making music together for fun, when songs they posted to Reddit went semi-viral, resulting in Nuns of the Tundra maintaining the top spot on the guitar subreddit. Because of this reaction, they bunkered down and enlisted other members to craft an EP, and Nuns of the Tundra was born. Jamie Coughlan of top 10 rock blog ‘Overblown‘ said after hearing their single Mind’s Eye ‘We think Nuns of the Tundra are the saviours of Mainstream Rock‘.
Fast forward to 2021, thanks to opportunities presented by BBC Introducing Live, Nuns of the Tundra were chosen to record at renowned London based Kore Studios, which has seen artists such as Amy Winehouse, Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics pass through over the years. At the last BBC Introducing Live event in London, Nuns of the Tundra were selected ‘out of 100s of bands that applied’ to create a bespoke ep at Kore.
Nuns have garnered a reputation for energetic and chaotic shows, with songs tailored for being played live.