Preview – Common Tongues, Blind Tiger, April 24

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Common Tongues are a band very much in the ascendancy right now. The Brighton based 5 piece, purveyors of a melodious if sometimes melancholy form of nu-folk have been plugging away for some time, so the upcoming release of the long awaited ‘Tether and Twine’ hopes to see this much praised local act take things to the next level.
Formed back in 2010, the band have already gained a devoted following, aided no doubt by a number of well received performances at a selection of the UK’s most prominent festivals, amongst them Bestival, Secret Garden Party and The Great Escape. Odds are that their performance at the Blind Tiger this Wednesday will be of a similarly festive atmosphere, as with the launch of a new EP in the offing, Common Tongues look to consolidate on the welter of positive reviews their previous material has begun to pick up.
And about time too, for when you have the likes of BBC Radio’s Jeremy Sallis declaring that “there’s no greater feeling than being licked by the Common Tongues”, one would assume such enthusiastic epithets foretold of musical greatness yet to come. Sallis clearly isn’t the only one to be getting tongue tied over this hot new property, as the gig at the Blind Tiger sees the band jetting into Brighton following a brief but successful tour of Germany. With music as their lingua franca, the band appears to have won over German audiences as easily as they have their British counterparts. When it comes to the music of Common Tongues, it seems, nothing gets lost in translation.
Starting 7pm, price TBC, Aged 18+. Their new EP “Tether and Twine” is out now.
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Words by Ed Kirby

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