Acid Tongue is an American garage band heavily influenced by classic soul, punk & psychedelic rock. Formed in a damp Seattle basement in 2015, the band immediately hit the road, extensively touring the U.S. and Europe and refining their unique brand of rock & roll. Consisting of a core duo—singer/songwriter Guy Keltner & drummer/vocalist Ian Cunningham—the band also includes numerous touring & studio musicians scattered between Paris, New York, London, Mexico City, & Los Angeles, with a rotating roster that seems to grow larger by the day.
In 2015, Acid Tongue established their own label, Freakout Records, and in 2017 the band released their debut album, aptly titled Babies. The album is a soulful, stoney, heartfelt approach to modern psychedelia. Their 2020 sophomore album, Bullies, expanded upon the themes of their debut, cementing the band as the Pacific Northwest’s most unique garage-rock proprietors. For their third studio album, Arboretum, the band recruited veterans from the psychedelic rock scene during production, resulting in first-rate collaborations with artists such as Death Valley Girls, Naked Giants, and Canadian singer-songwriter Calvin Love.
On their latest bar floor stomping offering “Acid on the Dance Floor,” the title is literal.
“This song was inspired by taking acid and going out dancing. I have overdone it with LSD on a handful of occasions, and the results have been terrifying. What sort of person drops acid and goes to a dance club? I asked myself this question and then I wrote this song.” -Guy Keltner
Acid Tongue‘s fourth full-length, Acid on the Dance Floor, due out April 12th 2024, showcases their now signature sound and a back-to-basics approach to rock music. Incorporating elements of glam, R&B and post-punk, the album is a loud, funky and chaotic acid trip that redefines “the Seattle sound”.
“A DIY punk ethos […] it’s nostalgic & modern at the same time.” – NYLON