All you need to do to be hooked on Teeth & Tongue is watch the video for her new single “Unfamiliar Skirts.”
Shot entirely in stark black and white, the 60s film-noir influenced clip was directed by London-based filmmaker Lucy Dyson, and features singer Jess Cornelius, managing to be coy and be direct all at the same time. It is impossible not to be hypnotized by Cornelius’s vocals as she sings of a woman delivering this cruel prediction to her wayward lover: ‘You will seek salvation in their unfamiliar skirts, until you finally realize I’m the only thing that works.” Ouch!
The making of “Unfamiliar Skirts” was a spontaneous affair: written and recorded in just one evening while making use of an in-home studio, these initial demo recordings would become Teeth & Tongue’s mesmerizing first single, nominated for the EG Award’s “Song of the Year.”
With an unmatchable sound and stage presence, Teeth & Tongue has toured with bands such as The Mountain Goats, The Dodos, Sons and Daughters, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Lydia Lunch and Dawn Landes, as well as performing at high profile music festivals, The Falls and Laneway. Cornelius takes to the stage solo with the accompaniment of a drum machine, synthesizer, electric guitar, and layered vocal samples to create a live set that must be experienced.
Teeth & Tongue will be playing a handful of U.S. shows. With Rolling Stone and MTV Iggy already fans, be sure to take a listen to what everyone is talking about. It’s time to get familiar with Teeth & Tongue.