Song of the Week 21 (2018) – The Filthy Tongues

This week’s Song of the Week is ‘Come on Home’ the new single from the Filthy Tongues and is taken from the band’s recently released second LP ‘Back to Hell’. It seems weird now that on first hearing the song live a few weeks ago, it seemed to me to be the least immediate of…

The First Day of Christmas – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 2nd December 2017 I nearly didn’t go to this. Having seen the band be so good 3 weeks earlier, I did wonder what might be new about this show. Ha! Things were clearly different right from a low key start to the set. Derek and Asim…

I Can See Jerusalem – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues / Boots For Dancing / Birdhead – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 3rd December, 2016 This was the biggest show I’d seen the Filthy Tongues play (so far) and it was nice to see the Liquid Room busy for the show, even if it wasn’t uncomfortably so. The band was bolstered…

Last Reminder – The Filthy Tongues tonight!

A final reminder of tonight’s Filthy Tongues show in Dundee. The band have just released the brilliant album ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ which Andy reviewed earlier in the week at the same time as interviewing singer Martin Metcalfe. Doors are at 8 p.m. and advance tickets will be available until late afternoon either in person from Groucho’s…

Back To The Madness – Filthy Tongues interview

The Filthy Tongues, in their previous guise as Isa and The Filthy Tongues passed me by little (writes Andy Wood). Despite two rather fine albums, singles and writing songs for Richard Jobson’s dark, dystopian Edinburgh set film New Town Killers I hadn’t really kept up with them. That has all changed with the release of…

The Filthy Tongues coming to Dundee

Myself and Andy are delighted to be bringing the Filthy Tongues to Beat Generator Live, Dundee in 3 weeks (15th April) for a joint Cool Cat Club/MPT presentation. The band, of course, consist of Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly who have played together from Good Mr Mackenzie through Angelfish and Isa & The…