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Night Tongue


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Night Tongue are a transgressive darkwave duo from Australia now based out of Los Angeles. The duo, featuring Carisa Bianca Mellado and Andrew Dalziell, create a dark mythic world of romance, sex, death, horror and ecstasy.
Spun from tales of love, tragedy and transgression, Night Tongue build romantic soundscapes of beautiful violence. Carisa’s astonishingly evocative vocals draw on a history of trauma, addiction, violence and transcendence. Andrew’s spark-spitting guitar tears open hidden ecstasies. With filthy bass, synth and drum machine pummeling the walls to contain it all, the duo ultimately combine their energies to create a music of ferocity, prayer and rapture.
Post-punk veterans, the duo have worked and/or performed with David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets ), White Magic, Steve Albini, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Eric Erlandson (Hole), Nora Keyes ( The Centimeters), Gitane Demone and Rikk Agnew (Christian Death) and Nick Hudson of The Academy Of Sun. Carisa currently sings with and Andrew plays cello with doom band Asva with G. Stuart Dahlquist (Sunn 0))), Burning Witch, Goatsnake).
Their 10” 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 sirens, born from this dark union, sing of both the sweetness and sadness that is love, life and death. Their debut full length album is set for release in 2019.


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