Twitching Tongues is new addition to BDHW Records family and will surely appeal to those who like when bands combine hardcore with some weird influences, like in this case Type O Negative or Black Sabbath. In nine out of ten cases this is just a poor excuse for playing some lame ass music for college nerds, but thankfully Twitching Tongues keep it tight with right balance of aggressive and fancy parts. And while we wait for the band to hit Europe and deliver their debut album sometime this year, here's the interview!
Twitching Tongues is new addition to BDHW Records family and will surely appeal to those who like when bands combine hardcore with some weird influences, like in this case Type O Negative or Black Sabbath. In nine out of ten cases this is just a poor excuse for playing some lame ass music for college nerds, but thankfully Twitching Tongues keep it tight with right balance of aggressive and fancy parts. And while we wait for the band to hit Europe and deliver their debut album sometime this year, here's the interview!For those that don’t know you, please introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from? What do you want people to know about Twitching Tongues that they may not know?
My name is Colin Young, I am from Los Angeles, California. I want people to know that this band will be touring full-time from now on, and we've got an LP finished titled "Sleep Therapy" that we're waiting to release. Twitching Tongues is thankfully not a side-project and is the band I've always wanted to do.
Tell us something about the upcoming tour in Europe? What are your expectations for these shows?
I'm expecting a lot of people who might not have heard the demo yet, but hopefully enjoy what they hear! I still expect every show to be fun though. Europe appreciates everything and I love that.
What are kids going to experience at your shows, that they won’t experience from just listening to your demo on MP3?
I think all of the songs and the new songs hit a lot harder played live. There will definitely be some people who will write it off right away because of the clean vocals and what-not but thats pretty standard. Very much looking forward to Europe and the US hearing all of the new stuff we're playing.
How did you hook up with BDHW for the debut release and what should we expect from the upcoming album?
I also play drums in RUCKUS, whom they took an interest in early on, and put out a record for. I sent them some Twitching Tongues tracks and again, they were interested. The EP they're putting out is two new songs, the demo, and a Pentagram cover.
Your music, with a strong mixture of various influences, really stands out against today’s trends in hardcore. How did this sound originally evolve?
I'm not really sure how to answer this one, bands try new things I suppose. Mixing hardcore with clean vocals was inevitable. We aren't re-inventing the wheel really, but I'd like to think there aren't many active/current bands that sound like Twitching Tongues.
What musical groups, or musical directions, have influenced the development of the band’s sound?
Type O Negative, Only Living Witness, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Agents of Man, tons of R&B. The band is named after an Only Living Witness song. Check it out if you haven't!
Share a bit about some of the topics, some of the stories you want to get across in your music?
It is my personal stupid belief that everybody's gonna get their heart broken at least once in their life. If I can write a song about my experience with that, and ONE person can relate to it on a serious level, then I'll feel like I've done a good job.
What is the hardest part about being in hardcore band?
There are tons of things that are difficult about being in a hardcore band. Being in a hardcore band in general is hard. Booking tours, making sure your demo gets out, paying for things out of pocket. Hard knock life, ya' know?!
Anything you would like to add before we finish?
We can't wait to go to Europe, we can't wait for our LP to be out, we already can't wait to go back to Europe. Check out other cool California bands:
Minus, Downpresser, Take Offense, Xibalba, Soul Search, Sleepwalkers. Thanks for reading!