Teeth & Tongue are incredibly excited to share their latest single ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ premiered via The FADER. The track comes the forthcoming album Give Up On Your Health out Friday 2 September through Dot Dash / Remote Control – with USA distribution by Captured Tracks.
To celebrate the release of Give Up On Your Health, Teeth & Tongue will be touring the album across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart.
Jess Cornelius had the following to share with The FADER on how ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ came about:
“You’d probably never pick it now, but the first half of ‘Turn, Turn, Turn was actually written on an acoustic guitar. I wrote it while I was staying in very temporary digs in West Brunswick, subletting a couple’s bedroom while they spent a month in Europe. I was writing most of my songs on acoustic guitar at that time because I was moving around all the time and I didn’t have a studio, so that’s all I really had to write on.
I took the song to the band one rehearsal, not really expecting it to go anywhere, and it was really just the first two verses. For laughs I started playing the note sequence on a trance-like arpeggiator keyboard, and moved the vocal phrasing around a little bit to fit. James and Damian started playing around with this great drum/bass combination with a clave and before we knew it we had this totally unexpected, slightly doof number. It took a while to get the rest of the song together structurally, but Marc had come up with this guitar riff and that sort of informed some of the other parts. For a while, when we played the song live, we would segue into the Beach Boy’s ‘Kokomo’ halfway through, but unfortunately that version never made it onto the record.”