Saturday, April 13, 2024

Suer-group Giraffe Tongue Orchestra announce album

What do you get when you take the vocalist of Alice In Chains (William DuVall), the guitarist from Dillinger Escape Plan (Ben Weinman), Brent Hinds from Mastodon, plus members of Dethklok and The Mars Volta – and put them all in a band?

The answer is: Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. The super- group who wants to break previous conventions.

The band have announced their debut album will be released on September 23rd via Party Smasher Inc/ Cooking Vinyl.

Guitarist Brent Hinds had this to say about the band:

 “During the time Mastodon was there for Soundwave, I was at the zoo in Sydney, Australia and was checking out the giraffes.  They are amazing animals – one just grabbed a bunch of bananas from my hand with its tongue and peeled them with it as well – by the time the bananas got to its mouth, they were ready to be eaten.  I saw Ben, who was at Soundwave too, and said ‘Man I think I found the name for our band,’ and told him the story.”  Ben adds “That giraffe made it happen… like us, he figured it out.”

Other contributing to the record are Licks front-woman / movie star Juliette Lewis, and Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore.

Each member will be on tour with his ‘other band’ throughout the summer and fall – with Alice In Chains hitting the road alongside Guns N Roses and headlining in North America through October, The Dillinger Escape Plan playing dates in August throughout the US, and Mastodon performing abroad this summer.

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra will make their live debut at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Neale McGeever
Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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