Formed by ex-members of Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie/Angelfish Derek Kelly, Fin Wilson and Marin Metcalfe with a new singer, Stacey Chavis. Angelfish's original singer. Shirley Manson went on to front US band Garbage The Filthy Tongues were skulking in the shadows making their guitar, drums and bass snarl like the Scottish musical cousins of The Dirty Three, before meeting this American girl in 2004 coaxed them back into the limelight. "We were playing a gig in London," recalls bassist Fin Wilson.
"I thought I met her in a psychiatric hospital," ponders guitarist Martin Metcalfe.