Our (relatively) new project, The Shining Tongues, has a new single due for release this week. Make Us Eat was recorded with help from Robin Jax of RobinPlaysChords (additional guitars) and Andrea Kerr of Living With Eating Disorders (backing vocals) as well as myself and Sam Mclaughlin as usual.
The single is released later this week but you can hear it right now by pre-saving it on Spotify here: https://show.co/H2F08dO
Even if you don’t use Spotify that much, pre-saving the song is still a huge help, so thanks in advance! It will of course also be available from The Shining Tongues Bandcamp page along with an additional bous track.
Our new single, Drum Drum Drum, is out on 26th July. Pre-save it on Spotify and get a free download of our previous single, The Eye.
Our new EP, Innocence, will be released on Friday 15th December.
During our 2016 tour we stopped off at studios in Newcastle and London to record several hours of improvised music. The most promising lumps of sound from those sessions were excavated at the start of 2017 and Innocence is the first fruit to be assembled from the wreckage.
Four new songs for you: Innocence, Hot Strings of Love, Like A Dog and These Animal’s Eyes.
Innocence is intended as the first of two related EPs. A virtual ‘Side A’ of an album, with ‘Side B’ – a sister-EP – to follow in 2018. The cover artwork is by Harumi Foster.
Also due for release soon (on the 21st December as usual) will be this year’s Winter Solstice song. For those of you who dont’t know – for the past seven years we have issued a new, longform piece of music every 21st of December. Every year presents a new creative challenge for us to bend and manipulate our sonic muscles for you in new and innapropriatly physical ways.
All of the Winter Solstice tracks so far can be found here:
…Which is where the new one will live after it has hatched from its moist egg.
One more thing… There’s a couple of new(ish) shirts available from our merch store. The Lucky Beast shirt features Andrea Voisey’s amazing cover art from last year’s album and can be found here. And the Sonny Sharrock Was Right shirt can be found here, with all the proceeds going to the Youth Music charity.
More news soon.
A short taster of some of the new music we’ve been working on. A release is planned for sometime this year.