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Heavy Psych, Fuzz, Aotearoa from New Zealand

Earth Tongue

Sometimes music is supposed to feel weird and indescribable. It’s the moments of clarity within the dense, sonic mess that often feels the most satisfying.

That’s the space that Earth Tongue occupy. At times, their songs are shrill and disorientating, other times their reverb-washed textures and instantly-familiar hooks can wrap you in a warm, loving embrace.

The one consistent thread through their music, however, is the thick and all-encompassing fuzz. Guitarist Gussie Larkin (Mermaidens) has become a master of the fuzz-smothered riff, and along with Ezra Simons’ off-kilter drumming, they’ve been sending punters into transcendental states since they began gigging in their home town of Wellington in 2016.

Following the release of their debut album Floating Being in 2019 via Bristol-based label Stolen Body Records, Earth Tongue toured Australia, the UK and Europe, picking up praise along the way from BBC Radio6, Bandcamp and headbangers all over the world.

The now Auckland-based duo have plenty more off-kilter time signatures and robotic harmonies up their bell-flared sleeves. Watch this space for the next Earth Tongue venture as they step away from sci-fi twists and hurtle fuzz-first into the occult.

Tour dates

Date Place Country Venue Title Link
21.06.24 La Rochelle FR La Sirène w/ Ty Segall
22.06.24 Paris FR Élysée Montmartre w/ Ty Segall
24.06.24 Greater Manchester GB New Century w/ Ty Segall
25.06.24 Dublin IE The Button Factory w/ Ty Segall
27.06.24 Glasgow GB Queen Margaret Union w/ Ty Segall
28.06.24 Greater London GB Roundhouse w/ Ty Segall
29.06.24 West Midlands GB The Crossing w/ Ty Segall
02.07.24 Lille FR L'Aéronef w/ Ty Segall
03.07.24 Berlin DE Festsaal Kreuzberg w/ Ty Segall
12.07.24 Erfurt-Stotternheim DE Stoned From The Underground Festival Stoned From The Underground
14.07.24 Pleszew PL Red Smoke Festival Red Smoke festival
19.07.24 Riegsee DE Raut Oak Fest Raut Oak Festival
27.07.24 Breitenbach am Herzberg DE Herzberg Festival
02.08.24 Feldkirch AT Poolbar Festival
04.08.24 Bruson CH Palp Festival PALP Festival
08.08.24 Âncora PT SonicBlast Fest Sonic Blast festival
11.08.24 Frechen Grefrath DE Trafostation 61 Festival

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