Sylver Tongue is the new project from Charlotte Hatherley.
The release of the debut EP ‘Something Big’ late last year on Dancing Coins (the new label from a collective that includes Mute artist Al Spx of Cold Specks) was widely supported by the likes of Clash, NME, Digital Spy, Village Voice and RCRD LBL. Sylver Tongue were featured in Drowned In Sound, The Quietus and Clash as well as an early New Band Of The Day in the Guardian and radio support from 6 Music, XFM, Radio 1, Amazing Radio and Radio 2.
‘Lusciously wounded vocals headline this purple-toned track, allowing it to possess a naked, sweeping force not unlike the great power ballads of decades past‘ RCRD LBL
‘She has essayed a brand of English psych-pop, with some twitchy shards’ The Independent
‘All masks, make-up and a bold new synth-based sound’ Clash
“’Creatures’ is the sound of a girl reliving a childhood spent squealing with delight at her parents’ records on the lounge floor on Saturday morning” The Guardian
The name of the project is equally inspired by Phillip Pullman’s heroine Lyra Silvertongue and Japan frontman David Sylvian. Musical references might include Tom Tom Club, Grace Jones and Talking Heads; Charlotte’s compelling and melodic vocals alongside riotous percussion and robotic guitar solos bring a darker, cinematic side to her work, marking a new chapter in her musical career.
Sylver Tongue’s debut album is to be released in 2015.