Album Review: Isa & the Filthy Tongues (re-issue)

Isa & the Filthy Tongues -‘Addiction’ (Re-issue) (Circular)

Isa & the Filthy Tongues released their debut album back in 2006. It’s a fantastic album, and it has now been re-issued. Hopefully this time it will get the acclaim that it clearly so richly deserves. With the band provoing the theme tune to ‘new Town Killers’ surely their time must be here.

The band were formed out of the ashes of Angelfish (whose singer was one Shirley Manson), who themselves had been formed out of ex members of Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie (who also included one Big John, who had been in The Exploited. Keeping up? Good). Topped off with the very cool, very sexy and ever so slightly scary vocals of Stacey Chavis, this album combines good old-fashioned rock’n’ roll with a country slant and scots indie attitude. How cool is that?

The bonus tracks on the album are recent single ‘Big Star’ a cover of Lou Reed’s ‘I Can’t Stand It’ and the remix of ‘Finders Fuckers’ that is entitled ‘Finders Freakers.’ So essentially what you get is an album that is bolstered from the addition of a few more tracks making it even better. Did Psychocandy suffer when it was re-isssued with ‘Some Candy Talking’? Did it hell.

For me, the stand out track is still ‘Education’ which I wish I could play to evey single class at the start of the year, with it’s refrain ‘You don’t know nothing about me.’ The chant of E.D.U.K.A.S.H.U.N. reminds me of an American female Molesworth…oh, never mind.

What you need to know is that this album is cool-as rock’n’roll and that if you dind’t buy it the first time round, you most definitely should. Because I say so.


Addiction (Special Edition) is out now on Circular.

Isa and the Filthy Tongues -‘Education.’

Isa and the Filthy Tongues’ Myspace

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