Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Tongue- The Show

The Tongue is one hell of an MC.
 He is diverse (has collaborated with Urthboy, Bertie Blackman, The Bag Raiders, Katalyst, Braintax (UK), Georgia Anne Muldrow (USA), Gift Of Gab (USA), Muph And Plutonic etc), prolific (EP "Bad Education", LP "Shock And Awe", two mixtapes) and renowned for his impressive live show (as seen at Big Day Out, Sydney Festival and Good Vibrations)..
After forging a reputation as fierce battle MC (and representing Australia at the 'Battle 4 Supremacy' in 2005) The Tongue was signed to Sydney label Elefant Traks. His debut EP spawned two hit singles "The Punch" and "Bad Education" both which received heavy rotation on JJJ. The following year saw his breakthrough debut album "Shock And Awe" released, and riding the success of jazzy love song "Real Thing" his tour sold out 10 shows around the nation. The following 12 months saw his reputation grow as he scored support slots for international acts such as Public Enemy, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and Dizzie Rascal.
Since then The Tongue has kept himself busy in a variety of ways; appearing on the "Elefant Traks 10th Anniversary DVD", releasing two album-length mixtapes "Redux" and "The Tongue Is Dead" (available at, performing spoken words sets at the Melbourne Poetry Festival and touring as a back-up vocalist with label-mates Astronomy Class.

The Tongue is back with a brand-new single 'The Show' taken from his hotly anticipated album Alternative Energy, out Sept 10 on Elefant Traks.

Music video directed by Prad Senanayake for Artifact (

1 comment:

  1. Don't let the circle die!