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“THE LANGUAGE OF COMMON TONGUES MIGHT BE THEIR OWN – BUT WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO LISTEN, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT UNDERSTAND IT.”

 

Listening to the music of Common Tongues is like catching smoke; Its tangible essence might just be in your grasp when it twists and curls into a wisp of something else entirely.

 

Dancing on the boundaries between rasping acoustics, bubbling electronics, intricate harmonies and acid-dipped violins, the Brighton 5-piece offer an absorbing, vital hit at their live shows whilst their records reveal immersive arrangements worthy of multiple listens and lyrical themes of conflict, decline and rebirth.

 

The language of Common Tongues might be their own but, when you choose to listen, you can’t help but understand it.

 

The band are seasoned performers having appeared at Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, Bestival, the Main Stage at Secret Garden Party and supported Villagers at Sligo Live. They regularly tour Europe including appearances at the Reeperbahn Festival, Summer Sounds and famous venues such as Ampere (Munich) & Uebel & Gefährlich (Hamburg). They have also played live on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show as part of the Cambridge Folk Festival.