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Watch Earth Tongue's Video For New Single 'Miraculous Death'

Watch Earth Tongue's Video For New Single 'Miraculous Death'

Chris Cudby / Friday 5th August, 2022 9:01AM

It sure is an auspicious day for local releases, as Tāmaki Makaurau via Pōneke duo Earth Tongue, aka Gussie Larkin (Mermaidens) and Ezra Simons (Soft Bait), have unleashed their first official new tune since 2019's debut long player Floating Being. Entitled 'Miraculous Death' and recorded with Jonathan Pearce (The Beths), Earth Tongue have created a self-directed cinematic masterpiece in miniature for the single, visually channeling the lurid spirit of '70s European horror and suspense, while pushing the over the top elements of their own heavy-psych / prog-rock sound to delirious heights. Shot by Simons on French 16mm cinema camera and '80s lenses, star of the clip Larkin explained Earth Tongue's commitment to conveying the true feel of classic horror in their stunning visuals, made with support from NZ On Air. Watch below and don't miss Earth Tongue's double headline nationwide tour this month with Dick Move...

"When I went to the states a few years ago I visited The Stanley Hotel from The Shining - not the one they shot the film in, the ACTUAL hotel that Stephen King stayed in which inspired the novel. That was a cool spooky experience that lingered in my mind for a few years after. I’d been daydreaming about finding a location like that and had even looked into filming at The Chateau Tongariro, although that didn’t work out.

I found this house on a shoot location website and it felt like striking gold! It literally ticked every box - the mini hedge maze, the fountains, the winding staircases and OTT dining room. It’s usually a wedding venue but the people who owned the place were very generous with letting us run wild for a day.” — Gussie Larkin

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Earth Tongue x Dick Move

Friday 12th August – San Fran, Wellington w/ Goya + late night DJs Party Dad x Ez.rar
Friday 19th August – Whammy, Auckland w/ Ringlets 
+ late night DJs Party Dad x Ez.rar
Friday 26th August – DIVE, Dunedin w/ Koizilla
Saturday 27th August - 12 Bar, Christchurch w/ Bin Day

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

'Miraculous Death' is out today on major streaming services.


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Earth Tongue vs. Dick Move
Fri 12th Aug 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Earth Tongue vs. Dick Move
Fri 19th Aug 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Earth Tongue vs. Dick Move
Fri 26th Aug 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Earth Tongue vs. Dick Move
Sat 27th Aug 8:00pm
12 Bar, Christchurch