Teeth & Tongue return with new single ‘Good Man’, the first track from their forthcoming album due for release in early 2014.
“I started humming the tune in my head while lurking around Northcote train station last year. At the time I was working on a solo show for the US, using only a drum machine and a synth, so I went home and tried to make it into a song that would stand alone without any other instruments”, says Jess Cornelius.
“I ended up sampling layers of my voice for the rhythmic part, and then triggering the vocals using a foot switch while playing it live. This set-up kind of became a prototype for a lot of the songs I have written recently.”
Teeth & Tongue is the music project of New Zealand born, Melbourne-based musician Jess Cornelius. In 2011 Teeth & Tongue released second album Tambourine though Dot Dash/Remote Control. The Age gave it four stars, The Vine called it “One of the best Australian releases this year”, and the first single ‘Unfamiliar Skirts’ earned an EG Awards nomination for song of the year.
Two years after the release of their debut album Fifteen, Super Wild Horses return with their second full length Crosswords. The album will be available from Friday 5 April 2013 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Check out the first single ‘Alligator’ below:
Super Wild Horses are Melbourne duo Amy Franz and Hayley McKee. Formed in 2009, the pair have carved a name for themselves locally and internationally as leaders among the lo-fi garage / DIY scene currently exploding out of Australia. The pair stitch together a patchwork of guitar, drums and keys over dual harmonies and sparse arrangements.
Employing a similar recording process to their critically lauded debut album Fifteen, which was recorded and produced by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Total Control, Super Wild Horses bunkered down in the country over 2012 to complete Crosswords. Loading up a van with instruments, recording gear and engineer Jack Farley (Twerps, Beaches, St Helens), they travelled just past Castlemaine, Victoria and created their own temporary studio in an unused butter factory.
22 tracks were initially recorded over three days, but instead of relying on a purely live recording limited to the sound they could make as a two-piece, they decided to flesh out the songs with some extra instrumentation, percussion and vocals at Transient Studios in Northcote with the help of friends Liam Kenny (Bitch Prefect, Peak Twins) and Rick Milovanovic (Boomgates, Twerps). Crosswords is a reflection on the guessing game of life; the times you get it right, and the times when you’re left staring at the aftermath of a bad decision. The album sees the duo exploring a wider range of influences from soul, country and pop and, at times, even more melancholic tones, as well as their unique brand of garage-driven goodness.
Crosswords is the follow up to Super Wild Horses assured debut album Fifteen, which was released in mid 2010. Fifteen was named ‘Album of the Week’ by Australian community radio stations Triple R, FBi and RTR, and was released in the US on respected Chicago label HoZac Records. Following the release of Fifteen, Super Wild Horses toured the USA in September 2010, including a slot at the venerable Goner Fest in Memphis Tennessee. Back home, their on-stage energy has put them on festival stages including Big Day Out, Golden Plains and Sydney Festival, and has earned them invitations to tour with the likes of Best Coast, Foo Fighters, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Drones, Thee Oh Sees, Pond, Dum Dum Girls and Ty Segall.
Super Wild Horses – Crosswords Track-listing:
3: Don’t Gamble
4: Heavy Step
5: You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
6: Meant For Two
7: Dragging The Fog
8: Ono In A Space Bubble
9: West Coast
10: Running With Wolves
11: You Have Two Feet (So Run)
12: Waikiki Romance
13: Setting Sun
Super Wild Horses – Crosswords is out Friday 5 April 2013 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Returning from an eventful CMJ appearance and string of shows in NYC, Teeth & Tongue is back on home turf, playing shows in Melbourne and Sydney this week to celebrate the release of new single and video ‘The Party Is You’.
Together with band members Marc Regueiro-McKelvie and Damian Sullivan, Teeth & Tongue (AKA Jess Cornelius) will play a set of brand new, unreleased material full of oddball drum machine rhythms, guitars that sound like synths and synths that sound like guitars, all washed over with that distinctive voice.
On the making of the video for ‘The Party Is You’ Jess Cornelius says, “I put a call out on Twitter to see if anyone would be up for making us a free video, and Alifeleti was one of the directors who put their hand up. Originally I thought the weird drunk girl in the clip would be me, but luckily we found someone else to do it so I didn’t have to. The main idea was for her to be trying to get random strangers to dance with her. It morphed into her getting kicked out of lots of bars and parties, but I think she’s still endearing.”
‘THE PARTY IS YOU’ SINGLE TOUR DATES
Tuesday 20 November
Pop up performance (solo) at Alice Euphemia, City , as part of Melbourne Music Week.
Thursday 22 November
Little King Café, Shop 4 209 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Morning Ritual, as part of Melbourne Music Week, 9am – 10am
Friday 23 November
The Square, Sydney (cnr George and Haymarket Sts)
With: Darren Sylvester and Convent, 9pm
Saturday 24 November
The Shadow Electric Bar at The Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
With: Harmony (co-headlining) and Olympia
Teeth & Tongue return with new single ‘The Party Is You’. Hear and download the track below:
Teeth & Tongue is the music project of New Zealand born, Melbourne based musician Jess Cornelius. With a combination of hypnotic 505 drum-machine beats and slow, bent-out-of-shape guitar lines, her songs weave themselves throughout heartbreak and simmering discontent.
After a successful SXSW 2012 in March, Teeth & Tongue is heading back to the USA for CMJ 2012, to coincide with the release of ‘The Party Is You’.
Her SXSW jaunt saw her play the Flavorpill showcase alongside Niki & the Dove, Zambri and Pictureplane, and shows in Los Angeles, Austin, Houston, San Francisco and Toronto, before unleashing on New York City –– playing shows at Glasslands, Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bellhouse. She also stopped by EVR to perform live on Andy Rourke’s show, and caught the eyes and ears of VH1, Nylon and MTV. Last year Jess Cornelius released her second album Tambourine though Dot Dash / Remote Control. The Age gave it four stars, The Vine called it “one of the best Australian releases this year”, and the first single ‘Unfamiliar Skirts’ earned an EG Awards nomination for song of the year.
Holed up in the studio for the past few months, Teeth & Tongue has been working on her third album, showing her growing fascination with layered vocal samples, shifting electronic percussion and expansive guitar-scapes. Single ‘The Party Is You’ is no exception, a shimmering gem of synths, drums, and Jess’ super-seductive vocals.
To celebrate the crowd-funded release of their critically acclaimed album Crystal Theatre on vinyl, Belles Will Ring are excited to announce a special one off show on October 20th at Newtown’s The Vanguard where they will play the record in full.
Joining them will be iconic Australian band Knievel, who will be playing their classic record, ‘Steep Hill Climb’ from beginning to end.
In 2011 Belles Will Ring received wide critical acclaim for Crystal Theatre with Rolling Stone giving it 4 stars, Mess and Noise calling it a “sweet and terrifying…a moody, sprawling animal” and Drum Media declaring Crystal Theatre to be “a nostalgically brilliant album that’s ironically way ahead of its time.”
Belles Will Ring fans called for a vinyl release of Crystal Theatre and in December 2011 the band successfully crowd funded the money to print a limited edition 180 GSM vinyl edition in a gatefold sleeve.
Crystal Theatre is such a huge record in both scope and length that it took 6 months in total to get the vinyl pressed and it is with no small amount of elation that the band wish to celebrate this by playing the album live from start to finish for the first and only time.
Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, has announced an album launch tour. Catch Joe perform in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth this August.
JOE MCKEE ‘BURNING BOY’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR AUGUST 2012
FRI 10 – ESTONIAN CLUB, NORTH ADELAIDE
with Steering By Stars SAT 11 – GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
with Melodie Nelson THU 16 – PADDINGTON UNITING CHURCH, SYDNEY
with Melodie Nelson FRI 24 – THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH
with Melodie Nelson
First single ‘Darling Hills’ is a lush, cinematic track inspired by McKee’s hometown of The Darling Hills, 35km south of Perth.
Watch the gorgeous video for ‘Darling Hills’, directed by Liam Saint-Pierre, and get yourself a free download of the track below.
Ned Collette & Wirewalker have signed a worldwide deal with Fire Records. The esteemed London based indie will release Ned Collette & Wirewalker’s new album 2 in August. 2 is out in Australia and NZ now via Dot Dash/Remote Control.
Ned Collette & Wirewalker embark on a national album launch tour this month. Russian-born, Israeli-raised and Berlin-based musician Mary Ocher will support all shows, joined by local supports.