The Shining Tongues – The Prayer EP – Press Release

The Shining Tongues - The Prayer EPThe new EP from Daniel Knowler’s collaborative project weaves dark psychedelic sound-worlds of melancholy, joy, ecstasy and terror.

Release date: 21st January 2021
Label: Actual Size Music
More info: www.theshiningtongues.com

The Shining Tongues is the new project from The Infinite Three’s Daniel Knowler.

In March 2020 Daniel reconnected with Infinite Three bassist Sam Mclaughlin to begin a new collaborative project. Slowing down their previous band’s post-punk urgency they added an atmospheric gothic folkiness along with elements of drone-rock, psychedelia, spiritual jazz, post-rock and soundtrack music.

The four songs on The Prayer EP were written and recorded throughout 2020 as an attempt to make sense of the inner worlds many of us found ourselves exploring, either willingly or otherwise. Belly Of The Town in particular is a love-song to friendship and human connection, while The Prayer itself attempts to capture a sense of semi-religious ecstasy. And Shy Contortionist dates back to Daniel’s time in the post-punk band, Leisur Hive, originally written with Maria Vellanz back in 2003.

Recording was completed remotely with contributions from Ben Mclees (This Is Radio Silence), Orlando Harrison (Alabama 3), Maria Vellanz (Bent Husbands), Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (Larsen), Ally Morton (Massa Confusa) and others.

 

The Shining Tongues – Make Us Eat – Press Release

The Shining Tongues - Make Us EatThe second single from Daniel Knowler’s new collaborative project with members of Living With Eating Disorders, The Infinite Three, RobinPlaysChords.

Single release: 24th September 2020
Label: Actual Size Music
More info: www.theshiningtongues.com

In March 2020 Daniel reconnected with Infinite Three bassist Sam Mclaughlin to begin a new collaborative project. Taking their previous band’s post-punk urgency and adding an atmospheric gothic folkiness along with elements of drone-rock, psychedelia, spiritual jazz and soundtrack music.

Second single, Make Us Eat was written and recorded in March 2020, just as London entered lockdown and the world began to feel like an eerily distant place. The song captures a sense of social and political entropy, with a few rays of hope and joy shining through.

Recording was completed remotely with contributions from Robin Jax of RobinPlaysChords (additional guitars) and Andrea Kerr of Colt / Living With Eating Disorders (backing vocals).

 

The Shining Tongues – Will She Sleep – Press Release

Debut single from Daniel Knowler’s new collaborative project with members of Alabama 3, This Is Radio Silence, The Infinite Three, Tilt.

 

Single release: 14th August 2020
Label: Actual Size Music
More info: www.theshiningtongues.com

The Shining Tongues, a band born in the depths of lockdown, is the first new project from The Infinite Three’s Daniel Knowler since the tragic death of drummer Paul Middleton in 2019.

Debut single “Will She Sleep” is released 14th August through Actual Size. An altogether earthier experience than Daniel’s previous music, “Will She Sleep”s post-punk hooks are embellished with a playfully gothic folkiness, winding down to a pounding sludge-rock finale. The single will be available from the band’s Bandcamp page as well as all the usual download and streaming services.

“I began writing these songs as solo acoustic pieces just as life in London was becoming more and more like a 1970s public information film. I needed a way to make the music less solitary so I began remotely collaborating with some truly amazing musicians who helped to orchestrate and expand the songs into huge cosmic lumps of light.”

“Will She Sleep” features contributions from Alabama 3’s Orlando Harrison, Robin Jax of RobinPlaysChords, Artur Hajdasz of Made In Poland & Tilt and Daniel’s fellow Infinite Three alumni, Sam Mclaughlin.

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