The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock, in various manifestations, since the mid 80's.
In a colourful career the band have worked and toured with Blondie, The Ramones, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth from the Talking Heads, Vic Chesnutt, New York Dolls, Big Audio Dynamite, Aztec Camera and many more.
When listening to The Filthy Tongues, musical critics recognise Pixies, Bunnymen, Joy Division, Nick Cave and Scott Walker influences, but the style of this ever evolving band is strikingly and individually their own.
The Filthy Tongues also achieved a number 28 UK chart position by proxy via Scottish Punk originals THE SKIDS when they released their 1st LP in over 30 years 'Burning Cities'. Four songs on that LP were co-written by Derek Kelly & Matin Metcalfe of the Filthy Tongues and Skids frontman/movie director/author Richard Jobson. 'No Bad' ... as Richard would have it.
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