18 July 2017

The 'Greatest Hurts'/Farewell show on August 4 at the Gasometer has SOLD OUT, thanks everyone! 

But if you missed out, don't worry! We've just announced a second show at The Old Bar (Fitzroy) on Tuesday 8th August. Limited tickets will be available now HERE.

 We're rehearsing so many old songs off Monobasic, Tambourine, Grids and Give Up On Your Health - It's going to be a hell of a time. Come join us to say goodbye! 

24 June 2017

Teeth & Tongue announces 'Greatest Hurts' Melbourne party and premieres new live video via The Music

Teeth & Tongue is the music project of songwriter and instrumentalist Jess Cornelius. Over the course of four critically-acclaimed albums, Teeth & Tongue has gradually morphed from a solo project into a more collaborative ‘band-like’ affair, with long-time collaborators Marc Regueiro-McKelvie, Damian Sullivan and James Harvey. Their  2016 album Give Up On Your Health was named 3RRR Album of the Week and Double J Feature Album, and was nominated for a J Award and The Australian Music Prize. 

Now, Jess Cornelius is heading to the USA to focus on a new ‘actually solo’ project under her own name, with material that is more stripped back, personal and lyrically direct. To say goodbye (for a while), Teeth & Tongue are throwing a farewell ‘Greatest Hurts’ party at the Gasometer on August 4th. They’ll be playing songs from all four Teeth & Tongue albums: Monobasic, Tambourine, Grids and Give Up On Your Health. 

Joining them for the good times are Loose Tooth and Gregor, plus Venetian Blinds DJs (Phoebe Taylor and Liam Linney). 

In addition, today Teeth & Tongue have premiered a live video for 'Turn Turn Turn' via The Music. The performance was filmed at the band's Dot Dash session at Newmarket Studios earlier this year. Watch the video below.

Teeth & Tongue Greatest Hurts Party

August 4th - The Gasometer Melbourne
Supports from Loose Tooth, Gregor and Venetian Blinds DJs
Tickets via the Gasometer Hotel


'Give Up On Your Health' T-shirts and totes, available now from the webstore.


'TURN, TURN, TURN' has just premiered on Fader in the US, have a listen HERE:



Friday 30th Sep - Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane QLD (Part of Cindy Sherman Up Late Series)
Tickets and more info:
Fri 7 Oct - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney NSW
Sat 9 Oct - Howler, Melbourne VIC
Sat 22 Oct - The Grand Poohbah
Tickets avail soon.

Teeth & Tongue's new album 'GIVE UP ON YOUR HEALTH' is coming out in September 2016, via Dot Dash/Remote Control in Australia/NZ and Captured Tracks in the USA. Available worldwide.





"With Teeth & Tongue’s fourth album, Give Up on Your Health, Jess Cornelius has crafted kitchen-sink dramas and relationship vignettes that follow a lineage from Ken Loach through Jarvis Cocker. Even in her darkest hour, Cornelius can’t help but rule with a pop aesthetic. It’s most apparent in the urgent first single ‘Dianne’ – a glam-stomping answer to Blondie’s ‘Denis’, best sung into a hairbrush in front of the bedroom mirror (although scratch the surface and the lyrics aren’t as peppy as they seem)." –Jenny Valentish

GIVE UP ON YOUR HEALTH is out in September 2016 via Dot Dash/Remote Control in Australia/NZ and Captured Tracks in the USA. Available worldwide.


Watch the new video for 'Dianne' here on ROOKIE, or stream it via FASTER LOUDER.

Says Faster Louder: "The song captures an eerie, detached mood, while still retaining Jess Cornelius’s penchant for soaring vocal. It’s a cavalcade of stuttering keys and wandering guitar licks, coming together for a barrelling sense of cohesive momentum. It’s a fully-realised, full band affair, showcasing Teeth & Tongue’s evolution from Cornelius’s solo project into a five-piece outfit."




We're currently recording a new Teeth & Tongue album. Stay tuned and see ya soon.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Very special series of shows at the stunning ex-theatre ESTONIAN HOUSE in Brunswick. It's like Westgarth Cinema without the seats. There's a giant screen too, so expect to have your eyeballs bathed in estatic wonderism. Guests and more details TBA soon. Meantime, tix avail now from

Aint no party like an RC party:


May 2015

Currently on tour in Australia with Courtney Barnett. 

Dates below:

30th April- The Gov, Adelaide (sold out!)

1st May- The Gov, Adelaide (sold out)

2nd May- The Bakery, Perth (sold out)

3rd May- The Bakery, Perth

7th May- The Metro, Sydney (sold out)

8th May- The Metro, Sydney

9th May- Max Watts (The Hifi), Brisbane (sold out)

14th May- The Forum, Melbourne

15th May- The Forum, Melbourne (sold out)

16th- May- The Forum, Melbourne (sold out)

See ya there x

April 2015


Still in Istanbul! But we've got a new track and video out, called Cupcake. 

 It was recorded between Melbourne and Sakagastrond, North Iceland, in Feb 2015. Kind of a long story. 

Feb 1st 2015

Jess is currently in a fishing village in North Iceland taking part in the Nes Artist Residency. It's a bit of a trip. Lots of photos and updates and things are going up on the facebook and instagram pages, so that's a good place to go if you're interested. It's wacky as hell out there.


DEC 2014

We had a pretty magical time playing Meredith Music Festival on December 12th. There are some great run-downs of the festival here and here— including War On Drugs, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Sleep and Factory Floor.


NEW ALBUM GRIDS IS OUT TODAY! Featuring the singles Good Man, Newborn and The Party Is You. It's currently Album of the Week on 3RRRfm and RTRfm, so you might be able to win yourself a copy!

Or, snaffleone now from Polyester, JBHI (12" Vinyl available) or iTunes


Including a national tour with VANCE JOY, shows at WHITE NIGHT 2014, a very special TEETH & TONGUE single launch in Melbourne with video artist KEITH DEVERELL, and a slot at the essential festival BOOGIE 2014

Jess is off to do an artist residency at NES in Skagastrond, Iceland at the end of January. She'll be holed up in a tiny fishing village for three months, working on the next record and eating dried herring. A huge thanks to The Copyright Agency for their financial contribution to this project through their Cultural Fund. What a bunch of legends. 


Can't wait for this.

Solo project-slash-five-piece-band Teeth & Tongue is stoked to announce their final headline show of the year this November 15th at the Shadow Electric Bandroom. Having already made a handful of ‘Best Album’ lists for latest release ‘Grids’, finished three national tours and set to play Meredith Music Festival in December, the band is wrapping up a big year with a special spring show at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent. Featuring Jess Cornelius with long-term collaborators Marc Regueiro-McKelvie, Damian Sullivan, James Harvey and vocalist Jade McInally, the band will perform a handful of new songs plus tracks from Teeth & Tongue’s last two albums. Special guests on the night include Kangaroo Skull (My Disco’s Rohan Rebeiro) The Ancients, and Time For Dreams (Tom Carlyon and Amanda Roff)—plus a free kanga banga barbie. 

October 2014

Meredith Music Fest

We're pretty excited to be playing the 24th Meredith Music Festival this December 12th, alongside War On Drugs, Ty Segal, De La Soul, Tiny Ruins, Blank Realm and SO MANY MORE. We're even learning some new songs for the occasion. See you there! 

June 2014

We've locked in some really really excellent supports for our album tour this month! Check em out:

Dave Graney (Adelaide), Ela Stiles & King Tears Mortuary (Sydney), Denmark & Bent (Brisbane), Swimming & Firs (Adelaide), Montero, Darren Sylvester, Palm Springs and New War DJs (Melbourne), Native Cats & Catsuit (Hobart).

Tickets available HERE: 

The album tour is happening. Tickets here:

April 15:

It's Boogie Time!!! 

Here are the lineups and playing times, we're on at 3pm on Sunday. Egggciting!

March 20:


NEW ALBUM GRIDS IS OUT TODAY. Featuring the singles Good Man, Newborn and The Party Is You. It's currently Album of the Week on 3RRRfm and RTRfm, so you might be able to win yourself a copy!

Or, pre-order one now from Polyester, JBHI, or iTunes

Check out an exclusive streaming of the album here

and read an early review here

Plus keep your eyes on the tour dates tab, new dates added all the time!

Feb 27:


Featureing semi-naked weightlifters, poncho-wearing zombie-princesses and some impressive bicep twitching. 

The Vine have premiered it, here

We're launching it tomorrow night in Melbourne at the Workers Club. Come down if you're around. More dates on the 'tour dates' tab. 


Newborn is officially out! Our new single came out last Friday through the lovely people at Remote Control Records, thanks guys! It features my beautiful pal Laura Jean, and might be about spiritual enlightenment gained from reading self-help books, but don't tell anyone. Get it from iTunes here.

We're also launching the single this Friday 28th February, at The Workers Club in Melbourne. More info and tickets here.

Or, stream it here.

Feb 2014

Just announced! T&T is doing a national tour in April/May with Vance Joy, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. I'm looking forward to being on the road again. Tickets are available on Feb 14th: Valentines day. (Awww...) Full dates, ticket links and all other T&T shows (including our upcoming single launches and Boogie show) right HERE.

February 2014

Things are getting really exciting. The new album's mastered and it's been sent to the Czech Republic for pressing: tests arrived this week and they sound A-OK. So far so good. 

The CD masters are at the manufacturer, the artwork's in (despite a few hiccups) and the new single's getting pressed as you read this. Wowsers.

If you're in Melbourne, don't forget to stay up all night long at White Night on the 22nd— We're playing at 5am on the Northern Lights Music Stage with Client Liason, Lost Animal, Beaches and more...

January 20th, 2014.

Happy New Year! It's been a very busy, and very exciting time for us here at Teeth & Tongue. The new album is finished (!!!) although it won't be out for a wee bit yet (we're looking at late March).

The incredible Lucy Dyson created the artwork for it... but I can't put it up just yet!  can tell you that it does feature a MOONSCAPE though. There'll be a new single and video coming out soon.

T&T member Marc Regueiro Mckelvie (aka Popolice) is in New Zealand at the moment, playing at the incredible Camp A Low Hum music festival in Feb. And we've got a bunch of shows coming up, including the brain-scraping Boogie festival in April. Oh Lordy.

What else? MONA FOMA happened, of which Roland Tings, Client Liaison and in particular this guy were stand outs:

 More stuff, more photos, more love coming soon.

December 12th, 2013

The lovely people at AIR have made Teeth & Tongue a feature song. They say: "Now they’ve released undeniably (in our eyes) one of the best songs of 2013. The jaw-droppingGood Man. We’ve never heard a song like it before. The star is the arrangement - A single organ, a smattering of feedback, some gated drums and Jess’ multi-layered, multi-textured vocals dominating out front. Breathtaking stuff."

Thanks AIR! 

Read the full post here.

November 16th, 2013

Many thanks to the brilliant crowd who came down to T&T's Good Man single release party a few weeks back—there were glowing pyramids, shouted marriage proposals and no falling down the stairs. Success!

The special-edition 'Good Man' tees were also a bit of a hit, we nearly sold out! Here's a pic of some handsome man wearing one:

But you can still get your hands on one by going here:

They match the Good Man singles that we sold on the night, with Jonnine Standish-designed art, and you can get these from Bandcamp too, or at shows.

October 27th, 2013

'Good Man' single launch party.

It's on its way: we're finally launching our new track 'Good Man' at BONEY in Melbourne city on the 23rd November, with very special supports Pearls and Heart Beach (Tassie). 

Tickets are available here, and it's a good idea to get one because you get a free CD copy of Good Man and The Party Is You

October 14th, 2013

Teeth & Tongue has just released a brand new single, 'Good Man', through Dot Dash/Remote Control! You can watch the video here:

And preview/buy the single here.


August 22nd, 2013:

Jess is taking part in the National Gallery of Victoria's 'Wired For Melbourne Sound' exhibition, which involves various melbourne musicians coming together to create an EP of new music over four weeks in a specially-built studio within the gallery. Crazy. 

The show also includes video and cover art exhibits, and a live gig to kick things off on October 3rd. (See gigs)

THe exhibition runs from September 28 at the NGV, Melbourne. More details here: