Tongues, Scotland On Sunday, 20 March 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 20 March 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 20 March, Tongues

Based in Glasgow, electro-pop quartet Tongues have featured on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway tipped them as ones to watch for 2016.

Singles Religion and You Never Knew Me lit up the blogosphere, receiving over one million plays across SoundCloud and Spotify, and a No 1 spot on

They sound like a household name; uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and insanely catchy hooks coupled with a masterful use of synthesisers, vocoders, bleeps and blips. The real surprise is a major record label hasn’t signed them!

We were so impressed, we’ve booked them for our Wide Days festival on 22 April at La Belle Angèle [click for FREE tickets] in Edinburgh. With a new release scheduled for late April / early May, they’ll be announcing live appearances to coincide shortly. We predict big things.

Listen at: [including a collaborative track produced by Chicago-based Ennui]. Visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in Edinburgh. See

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** Derick recently wrote a blog for EmuBands: How To Create an Electronic Press Kit [EPK] and Gain Press Coverage, the blog covers everything we need to consider artists for our Scotland On Sunday feature, visit

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