TEETH & TONGUE - Give Up On Your Health LP
Teeth & Tongue, the music project of Jess Cornelius, has evolved into a five-piece live band using sampled drums, live guitars and walls of layered vocals, and weaves together unlikely combinations of dance, post-punk, garage, RnB, folk, disco and pop.
On Teeth & Tongue’s fourth album, Give Up on Your Health, Jess Cornelius has crafted kitchen-sink dramas and relationship vignettes that follow a lineage from Ken Loach through Jarvis Cocker. As the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based songwriter explains, “In the past I’ve written personal material, but this album is more about observation. I was reading essays by [American poet] Eileen Myles and she has this stream-of-consciousness style, no filter.”