If you sometimes find yourself trawling the internet in attempts to find new music, you’ll be well versed in the fact that there truly are unfathomable quantities of disappointingly bland and unambitious musical creations out there in the nether.
Thankfully, love or hate the results, the work of Glasgow based electronic artist-come-producer Tongues can’t be accused of any such things.
With attitude and confidence abounding, ‘Religion’ is the latest punch-you-in-the-solar-plexus offering that provides a little over four minutes of unexpectedly thrilling entertainment.
From soaring anthemic choral sections, to playful electronic organ riffs and a bold synth melody, with a character more typical of wailing guitar solos; ‘Religion’ impresses and surprises in equal measure.
While it remains to be seen whether Tongues’ sizable initial popularity in the digital space can be converted into substantive success, ‘Religion’ is undoubtedly an invigorating and energetic contribution to the genre that signifies a promising coalescing of talent and ability.
With a debut EP due in September, one hopes that said promise can be fulfilled.
Words: Michael Mavor