- An Interview with Night Tongue Jammerzine Exclusive 42:29
In today’s Jammerzine Exclusive we talk to, who I feel, will rapidly become legends in the #indie music scene. I am speaking of Night Tongue. Originally from Australia and based in Los Angeles, Night Tongue are the dynamic duo of Carisa Bianca Mellado and Andrew Dalziell. Their new upcoming album is titled ‘The Stag King’ out October 11th. An added bonus is they were kind enough to let us embed their new track titled ‘Flood’ off of ‘The Stag King’. Definitely worth a listen to. After you listen to that give the interview a listen. It will put a lot into perspective because we talk a lot about their style and sound, which is original and inspiring in many dark and creative ways.
About Night Tongue
Night Tongue is a transgressive darkwave duo from Australia, now based out of Los Angeles. Comprised of Carisa Bianca Mellado and Andrew Dalziell, Night Tongue create a dark mythic world of romance, sex, death, horror, and ecstasy. Spun from tales of love, tragedy, and transgression, their upcoming debut, The Stag King, builds romantic soundscapes out of beautiful violence.
Being post-punk veterans themselves, Mellado and 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), Nora Keyes (Centimeters, Fancy Space People), Gitane Demone and Rikk Agnew (Christian Death, The Adolescents) and Nick Hudson of The Academy of Sun. Both are members of experimental doom band Asva with Stuart Dahlquist (Sun O))), Burning Witch, Goatsnake), Toby Driver and Ron Varod (Kayo Dot), Nick Hudson (The Academy of Sun) and Adam Dahlquist.
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In 2017, Night Tongue performed in the UK with gnostic post-punk act The Academy of Sun and returned with their 10” EP, Achelous + Melpomene, in February 2018. The mythological-heavy EP 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.
Throughout 2017 and 2018, the duo composed scores for a number of short films and plays performed sound baths and completed tours of Australia and Europe. Still, Mellado and Dalziell found time to write and record their first full-length, this fall’s The Stag King. While still looking to mythology for inspiration, the band continues to explore the greater metaphors between the mythology and personal life on The Stag King.
“The cycles of nature are represented through the Triple Moon Goddess of life, death, and rebirth, and the Stag God as he crosses the seasons of birth, fertility, death, and renewal. This is heard as lovers meet, connect, devour, lose, go through the dark and are reborn on a higher level,” the band explains. “This album is about love fundamentally, but it really I about searching for the eternal space of that, through all seasons, life and beyond death.”