Common Tongues

Live Act Alternative Indiepop
Common Tongues - Alternative Indiepop Live Act in Brighton

Common Tongues Short Info

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.

These melodically noisy art rockers dance 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 band have travelled far and wide playing big, anthemic main stage slots at Secret Garden Party, Bestival, and Sligo Live. Whilst showcase gigs such as Liverpool Sound City, The Alternative Escape and Reeperbahn have built the bands experience they have also supported Brit award nominees Villagers and upcoming alt queens Larkin Poe. They have also demonstrated their ability to do intimate, heartbreaking acoustic sets at, amongst others, Cambridge Folk Festival, and live on Dermot O’ Leary’s Radio 2 show.

Their Gavin Monaghan (Editors/Scott Matthews/Robert Plant/The Twang) produced single New Moon is due for release 25th May 2015 and taken from their forthcoming debut album, and while the language of Common Tongues is their own, when you choose to listen, you won'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.

These melodically noisy art rockers dance 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 band have travelled far and wide playing big, anthemic main stage slots at Secret Garden Party, Bestival, ...

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Past Gigs Common Tongues

  • 05 | 2015 Hay Where The Light Gets In Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Brighton The Great Escape
  • 05 | 2015 Brighton The Great Escape
  • 03 | 2015 London Notting Hill Arts Club
  • 02 | 2015 Brighton Bleach
  • 01 | 2015 London Mama Presents
  • 10 | 2014 London Mama Presents
  • 09 | 2014 Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Bremen SummerSounds Festival
  • 08 | 2014 London Best Kept Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Cheltenham 2000Trees Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Lewes Union Music Store
  • 04 | 2014 Southsea Pie & Vinyl
  • 04 | 2014 Birmingham The Actress & Bishop
  • 04 | 2014 Bristol The Birdcage
  • 03 | 2014 Waterloo, Belgium Tour
  • 03 | 2014 Berlin, Germany Jugendhaus Königstadt, Tour
  • 03 | 2014 Hamburg, Germany Parallelwelt Altona Nord, Tour
  • 03 | 2014 Essen, Germany Tour
  • 03 | 2014 Aachen, Germany The Wild Rover - Tour

Discography Common Tongues

  • 2014 Tether & Twine for GSA EP | Dawson Breed Music
  • 2013 Beasts Single | Dawson Breed Music
  • 2013 Tether & Twine EP | Dawson Breed Music
  • 2013 Solitary Thinker Single | Dawson Breed Music

Media

  • Video Common Tongues - Who Said T...
  • Sound New Moon

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Origin

  • Brighton GB

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Tom Anderson Lead singer, guitar, keys
  • Oli Hinkins Guitar, BVs
  • Andrew Stuart-Buttle Violin, Keys, Mandolin
  • James Drohan Percussion
  • Beau Barnard Bass

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