Under The Tongue are a Berlin based alternative tribal rock duo that are Mark Eden (vox/guitar/programming) from Melbourne and Julia Eden (vox/bass/piano) from Berlin. Their music consists of a beautiful collage of styles composed of simple powerful guitar lines and singalong choruses set against a back drop of groove driven, lavish drumscapes and some lush piano by Julia which adds an eerie soundtrack presence. Under The Tongue creates an atmosphere where the audience participation is as important as the music itself. Live, the duo uses 2 loopers, guitars, bass, piano and percussion. Using the loopers enables the band to utilise the many layered vocals, guitars and drums that are so prevelent in their recordings and gives a spontaneity to the performance. The band can easily be turned into a 3 piece, which includes a live drummer who adds another dimension to the live performances. Mark is an Australian International award winning artist/singer/songwriter who has written over 700 songs and has released several successful solo albums before forming Under The Tongue with Julia in 2008. ‘Potions’ is the latest album by the duo which won the International Electronic/Alternative Rock Academia Awards album of July 2015. Potions was mastered by Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Puscifer…etc). Influences are The Beatles, Puscifer, Oasis, Depeche Mode, Ben Harper and film scores…

UTT have just finished their 3rd album „Art Of Perception“ which will be released early 2018.

 


PRESS

“Under The Tongue spielen mit unseren Ängsten und lassen Dich in eine dunkle Märchenwelt eintauchen, in welcher Du Dich problemlos verlieren kannst…Lieder, die tief ins Unterbewusstsein dringen und einen wohligen Schauer hinterlassen.“

– Claudia Zinn-Zinnenburg, Orkus Magazine 10/2015

“Märchenonkel aus Down Under…Ein Durchlauf reicht nicht, um alle Geheimnisse von ‘Potions’ zu lüften, es ist ein Album, das Zeit verlangt. Nicht jedoch wegen mangelnder Zugänglichkeit, sondern aufgrund der vielschichtigen Songs. Gemastered hat ‘Potions’ niemand Geringerer als der große Bob Ludwig, der schon Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix und Rolling Stones am Mastering-Tisch hatte. “

– (8,5 of 10 Rating) Sabine Miesgang, Slam Magazine 10/2015

Orkus Magazine presents video premiere for’ See How They Run’ …” Drei Jahre nach dem Debüt Make a Wish meldet sich die Band mit ihrem zweiten Studioalbum zurück. Schon der Auftakt ist vielversprechend: düstere Gitarren- und Schlagzeugpassagen leiten Potions ein. Hinzu kommt der unnachahmliche Gesang von Mark Eden, welcher angenehme Gänsehaut verursacht. Begleitet wird er durch Julia Edens kraftvolle Stimme, die für eine perfekte Balance zwischen atmosphärischem Rock und unheimlichem Pop sorgt. Ein informatives Gespräch mit UNDER THE TONGUE findest Du in unserer aktuellen Oktober-Ausgabe!”

– Orkus Magazine 2/10/2015

‘See How They Run’ bei ‘Songs der Woche’ … “Mit der Single See How They Run werfen UTT den Hörer, respektive den Zuschauer in ein schummriges Märchenland

– Negative White 18/10/2015

‘Troubled Mind’ & ‘See How They Run’ on Cheat Blog:
http://blog.cheatbook.de/under-the-tongue-troubled-mind/ 20/7/2015
http://blog.cheatbook.de/under-the-tongue-see-how-they-run/ 19/10/2015

“Es macht Spaß, in die eigentümliche Welt des Mark Eden einzutauchen. Die Facetten erstrecken sich ins Unendliche – eine wahre Entdeckungsreise.”

– Haiangriff Blog 26/7/2015

Troubled Mind is in the Beat It Top 5 Videos Of The Week – 2015/07/29

“Potions ist eine Sammlung gekonnt zelebrierter Rock-Hymnen…eine alternative Klangskulptur: stark, verspielt und atmosphärisch.”

– Beat It Blog 2015/10/09

“Check out the brilliant Under The Tongue…A real mix of gothic and grunge… thumps up!”

– Death By Pop Blog 31/7/2015

“ ‘Troubled Mind’(Video), ein Song, der von der Tiefe, Atmosphäre und Intensität an Werke der Nine Inch Nails heranreicht. Tatsächlich würden Under The Tongue damit perfekt für den Soundtrack eines David Fincher Films taugen. Verstärkt wird dieser Eindruck von einem wirklich sehenswerten Video, dass die Grenzen von Realität und Märchen gänzlich einzureißen vermag. Absolut sehenswert und wieder einmal ein Beweis dafür, dass viel zu viel gute Musik ungehört und ungesehen täglich an uns vorbei geht! Dabei müsste man eigentlich nur mal mit offenen Augen und offenen Ohren durch den Tag schreiten…”

– Chris von Museek Blog 24/7/2015

“ UNDER THE TONGUE Eine Berlinerin, ein Australier und ein Kanadier – eine Alternative Rock Band mit ordentlich Power” – DARK SPY Magazine “- UNDER THE TONGUE Eine Berlinerin, ein Amerikaner und ein Kanadier – eine Alternative Rock Band mit ordentlich Power”

DARK SPY Magazine 10/2015

ION Indie Magazine featured ‚Troubled Mind‘ in their September 2015 Issue (Artists To Watch)“ION loves Under The Tongue!”

– Kiki Plesha ION Indie Magazine

“ ‘Potions’ ist ein echtes Brett – stark, verspielt und atmosphärisch. Es dominieren simple Gitarrenriffs mit groovigen Drums…Stellenweise erinnert das Schaffen von Under The Tongue auch an Nine Inch Nails, die auf viele Zuhörer ebenfalls befremdlich und sogar verstörend wirken.”

Musiktipp von Sven, D@ds Finest Blog 15/8/2015

“Under The Tongue lebt in einer dunklen Märchen-Rock-Welt. ‘Potions’ schwelgt im Durchschnitt düsterer Klaviermelodien, rauhen Gitarren und Mann/Frau- Gesangs.”

– Westzeit 8/2015

“Potions won the Akademia Music Awards July 2015 for ‚Best Alternative Rock Album‘. ‚Potions‘ is aptly named. Every track on this brilliant but demanding album feels like a tense alchemical experiment – had alchemy graduated from Dark Age nascence to Renaissance ingenuity.’” – The Akademia, The Akademia Music Awards (Jul 15, 2015)

“Potions won the Akademia Music Awards July 2015 for ‚Best Alternative Rock Album‘. ‚Potions‘ is aptly named. Every track on this brilliant but demanding album feels like a tense alchemical experiment – had alchemy graduated from Dark Age nascence to Renaissance ingenuity.’”

The Akademia, The Akademia Music Awards (Jul 15, 2015)

“Troubled Mind from their new LP “Potions”, mastered by the infamous Bob Ludwig, grabs you from the first notes and holds one captive until the final gasp! This video is powerful and should tear up alternative radio formats worldwide!”

Michael McKenna, Steel Notes Magazine (Jun 4, 2015)

“Under the Tongue is a thrill: almost like looking into a kaleidoscope of visual emotion ranging from Macabre to Sexy. This is a song (and extremely creative video) that pulls at the minds curiosity visually while enticing the thoughts with sensual vocals and a captivating beat.”

C.A. Marshall, Starlight Music Chronicles (Jun 4, 2015)

“Under the Tongue remind us of Supajam favourites Birdeatsbaby because of their gothically theatrical music, and they’ve produced a video which ramps the eccentricity to full.”

MediaMonkey, SUPAJAM (Apr 13, 2015)

“UNDER THE TONGUE is now FEATURED ARTIST on MuseBoat Radio! Your music will be featured on MuseBoat Radio on Saturdays in 24/7 STARS”

Andy, MuseBoat Radio (Apr 16, 2015)

„Troubled Mind“ ON-AIR Los Angeles: at 11 AM and again at 11 PM — New York at 2 PM and again at 2AM next day — London: 07 PM & 7 AM next day

NEW MUSIC show, Lonely Oak radio (Mar 29, 2015)

“It feels like a very personnel account and from the very beginning you are drawn into their world, a mix of Pan’s Labyrinth meets Tom Waits in wonderland. Clanging, clanking drums and percussion layered with beautiful guitar and piano arrangements bind the productions together.”

Dan Walker, The Submarine (Mar 17, 2015)

“ The initial response to hearing Mark Eden’s music, is more than likely to be „How has a singer/songwriter possessing such talent remained unsigned?“
This is certainly a valid question. Dare I say“ He is one of the most popular and most successful unsigned artist’s I know of. Boasting a loyal live performance following and being voted for best unsigned artist in 2001, surely justifies my claim…
The melodies born from this musician, are nothing short of harmonious and aurally pleasing…If Eden’s music were personified his vocals and instruments would be holding hands together….Providing a sense of purity as he captures an emotion and then allows the music to write itself.
Adding to the sense of integrity is the tribal element existing in most of his music. Their is a sheer honesty in this music that can’t be ignored. A magnificent awareness of music is evident and the unpretentious nature of Eden’s composition is truly inspiring. He is taking music back to its original element-propelling sincerity, charm and most importantly, integrity.“
– Sarah Ortenzio (Beat Magazine)