Australia via Los Angeles transgressive darkwave duo Night Tongue create gnostic soundscapes of epic proportions. Carisa Bianca Mellado and Andrew Dalziell, who make up the band, are sonic storytellers. They’re creators of mystical underworlds; their music is spun from tales of love, tragedy and rapture.
Carisa’s vocals reveal a dark history of trauma, addiction, violence and transgression, built on foundations of celestial synth sounds, filthy bass lines and intense drum machines.
Darkwave duo Night Tongue create transgressive music to get lost to, spun from tales of love, loss and tragedy.
Night Tongue’s latest EP Achelous + Melpomene tells the story of the birth of the Sirens in Southern Italy, mothered by the Muse of Tragedy Melpomene, and fathered by the ancient underworld God of the oceans, Achelous. The three-track EP fuses melodious soundscapes detailing emotional tides with rapturous stories of sex, tragedy and horror. Achelous + Melpomene is currently available to buy and stream. Listen below via Spotify:
Post-punk veterans, the duo have worked and/or performed with a plethora of big names in the industry, including David J of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets; White Magic; Steve Albini; Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Eric Erlandson of Hole; Nora Keyes of Centimeters and Fancy Space People; Gitane Demone and Rikk Agnew of Christian Death and Nick Hudson of The Academy of Sun. Carisa also sings for experimental doom band Asva, with Stuart Dahlquist (Sun O))), Burning Witch, Goatsnake).
Good news for Night Tongue fans – they’re currently undertaking their first Australian tour, with a string of shows over the next week in Sydney and Melbourne. Catch the duo playing alongside Dark Water and WINTERNATIONALE at The Old Bar in Melbourne; V, OV Pain and Infraghosts at The Tote in Melbourne and The Gaelic Club in Sydney alongside V, City Rose and Cold/Heat. Check out the dates below:
The Gaelic Club w/ V, City Rose, Cold/Heat – Sydney, Australia – December 14, 2018
The Tote w/ V, OV PAIN, Infraghosts – Melbourne, Australia – December 16, 2018
The Old Bar w/ Dark Water, W I N T E R N A T I O N A L E – Melbourne, Australia – December 20, 2018
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