Name of project: Earth Tongue
Real names: Gussie Larkin, Ezra Simons
Age (of project): Approx 6 months, but we’re old souls.
Associated acts: Mermaidens, Red Sky Blues.
Formative musical experience:
Ezra – Probably finding an original copy of Sabbath’s Paranoid at an op-shop for $1 when I was 14 or 15. I wasn’t into collecting records or anything but I’m glad I decided to buy it then. The album never gets old and it definitely had a part to play in getting me to where I am now. I still have the same copy and listen to it all the time.
Gussie – At 13 years old, a family friend placing a CD of Queens of the Stoneage’s Songs for the Deaf into my innocent little hands.
Musical Guilty Pleasure:
Ezra – Bic Runga. Techno.
Gussie – Andrew Llyod Webber. Don’t diss until you listen to the riffs on Jesus Christ Superstar!
Artist: Earth Tongue
Song: Portable Shrine
Composer: G. Larkin, E. Simons
Album: Portable Shrine single
Label: Earth Tongue