"There's no greater feeling than being licked by the Common Tongues" Jeremy Sallis, BBC Radio Cambridge
Common Tongues are an indie folk 5 piece band hailing from the shores of Brighton. They released their debut single 'Jumping Ships' through Something Nothing Records 23rd May 2011. Singer/guitarists Tom and Oli grew up together in rural Cambridge sharing a passion for songwriting that blossomed into compelling stories of their lives and loves.
After completing the line up in the early spring of 2010 the intimacy of Tom and Oli's writing with the dynamic rhythm section of Dan and James, add Andy's gypsy influenced fiddle playing and the band communicate energy and vitality where ever they play. With a sound that lies somewhere between Crosby, Stills and Nash and Arcade Fire, Common Tongues also cite Bon Ivor, Local Natives, The Band and Eels as influences. They’ve played festivals such as Alternative Escape, Secret Garden Party, Folkfest, Meadowlands and Playgroup festival, and having played Bestival after winning a competition run by Replay clothing, in association with Clash magazine, Common Tongues have enjoyed a very busy 2011 ending the year as support for Beth Jeans Houghton, Lockstock Festival in Camden and December Sessions at the 02 http://www.facebook.com/decembersessions For 2012 so far confirmed, Focus Wales Festival, Cornbury, Hop Farm and London Folkfest, one of five finalists for the Isambard Folk Awards supported Alice Gold and Michele Stoddard in March, a tour with Caffé Nero May/June showcase gigs at The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, their next single is planned for release late summer so it’s another busy year ahead for Common Tongues!