Teeth & Tongue live in Sydney – Photos
Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Jess Cornelius, otherwise known as Teeth & Tongue, brought her full band to Sydney’s Goodgod this week as part of her current Australian tour. Performing tracks from latest album Grids in all its multi-layered glory were Cornelius, Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie (guitar and synth), Damian Sullivan (bass and synth), James Harvey (drums and vocals) and Jade McInally (vocals and percussion). Grids, released on March 21st via Dot Dash / Remote Control, was described by Stack Magazine as a ‘modern pop masterwork’.
Before Teeth & Tongue hit the stage, Ela Stiles and King Tears Mortuary also showed why they are worth keeping on your radar. We sent photographer Damon Collum along to catch the action. Here’s what he had to say…
I found I had the best part of the entire place to myself to shoot from – it was empty on arrival. The bands were great and it was unfortunate only 10 people came to watch. Musicians stopped frequently to request changes from the sound desk and I stopped frequently to dial in every unknown menu change my dslr had to offer – between us we hoped technology would save the day. But it frequently didn’t, and King Tears Mortuary suffered a poor start, with the levels so out the vocals were non-existent. Once that was sorted though. Bang. New fan here. Great band. Ela Stiles was a name I’d known but I couldn’t have pinpointed her work. Once again the night provided a pleasant surprise and I spent more time just enjoying the show than caring for taking photos. Her performance was excellent and I’ll be hunting her catalogue for more of her work.
Thankfully before Teeth & Tongue came out the lighting changed and the smoke machine stopped – and half a dozen more people turned up. We were in business.
You can catch Teeth and Tongue at the following venues on the Grids tour (details below). She is also playing at Bigsound this year. Line-up details can be found here.
Sat 21 June – Brisbane – BEETLE BAR
Fri 27 June – Adelaide – RHINO ROOM
Sat 28 June – Melbourne – HOWLER
Fri 11 July – Launceston – CLUB 54
Sat 12 July – Hobart – THE HOMESTEAD
See heaps more photos over on our Facebook page.
Photos by Damon Collum.