ALBUM REVIEW: Gemma Cullingford – Tongue Tied | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Elmo Recordings
Released: 02.09.22






Serially underrated Norfolk duo Sink Ya Teeth have barely lain dormant for two years, yet their resident synth maestro has wasted little time setting out her stall as a solo artist. Upping the ante from last year’s Let Me Speak, this second outing finds Gemma Cullingford exploring our relationships and the myriad of emotions underpinning them – from the fluid optimism of Holding Dreams to New Day’s pensive reflection and the scarcely concealed lust powering Bass Face.

Sonically, the record sources cues from a broad assortment of electronic eras, its pulsing synth and stylish bass grooves doing the heavy lifting amidst a foundation of post-punk rigidity and Cullingford’s understated yet course-setting vocal. A progressive step built from familiar touchstones, Tongue Tied proves another rewarding solitary venture.


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