2018 sees the band working with both Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs) and Tim Green (Fucking Champs, Nation of Ulysses) recording 2 separate EPs. . Sam Black and Jeff Wagner return as the black heart of the band, with Black handling bass/electronics and Wagner howling haunted prose and heaving guitar tones. Newcomer Michael Jacobs (pOrch, Brookhaven) brings a brawny, dynamic certainty to the rhythm section, fresh but familiar to The Tunnel’s established breed of jagged hooks and turns.
Crooked and restless, The Tunnel’s storied discography draws apt comparisons to The Jesus Lizard, 16 Horsepower, Killing Joke, and The Birthday Party - an intoxicating mixture of outlaw ballads soaked in dark musicianship. From apocalyptic jangles to hypnotic drum machines, sprawling sci-fi blues to pummeling, angular goth rock, these punk troubadours have many a lurid tale to tell.