Night Tongue


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Night Tongue are a transgressive darkwave band from Australia, now based out of Los Angeles. They are an eclectic genre-bending band that incorporates multiple styles including post-punk, southern gothic, shoegaze, doom metal, goth rock, indie, film, jazz, soul, folk, world & classical music to build mythic worlds.
The band is led by songwriting/composition duo Carisa Bianca Mellado (vocals, bass, synth) & Andrew Dalziell (vocals, guitar, cello, drums) and features Elle Haert’s vocals on harmonies & her synth/keyboard live. Night Tongue create a dark mythic world of romance, sex, death, horror & ecstasy. Spun from tales of love, tragedy and transgression, they build romantic soundscapes of beautiful violence.
The band use mythic themes to explore the depths of human nature, sexuality, spirituality, vulnerability, desire, trauma & the cycles of life and death using myth as allegory to express the human experience. They incorporate taboo or transgressive themes, such as sexuality, desire, death, trauma, vulnerability, nakedness, spirituality & the the occult.
Post-punk veterans, the Mellado & Dalziell have worked and/or performed with David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets ), White Magic, Steve Albini, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Eric Erlandson (Hole), Gitane Demone & Rikk Agnew (Christian Death) & Nick Hudson of The Academy Of Sun. Carisa currently sings with & Andrew plays cello with doom band Asva with G. Stuart Dahlquist (Sunn 0))), Burning Witch, Goatsnake).


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