Theresa Elflein // vocals, piano, guitar, programming
Christina Kaniclidou // guitar, vocals
Andy Fraser // rhythm
Phil Ward // bass
(updated photos coming soon...!)
MOUTH began in early 2013 as the solo project of German-born singer/songwriter Theresa Elflein, inspired by a number of unconventional artists, especially PJ Harvey, Björk, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins and Amanda Palmer.
During her first gigs, she was often joined by befriended guest musicians, namely poet and sonic artist Andy Buclaw, Liam Goodrum-Bell, frontman in the indie band Tape Runs Out, and musician/composer multitalent Henri Salonen.
In late 2013, Andy Fraser joined forces on drums, and a few months later, bassist Pietro Cavallo completed the trio.
The track 'Blood Beat' was released along with a music video directed by Artiom Barkun, and featured twice on the BBC 6 Introducing Mixtape show with Tom Robinson.
The German/Scottish/Italian trio spent the rest of the year performing regularly in Cambridge and London, and recording and producing their debut album Núna (Icelandic for ‘now' – depicting a state of immediacy, or impatience).
Half of the songs were recorded live in the studio by the full band, ensuring that the aforementioned immediacy would be preserved on the recordings.
Theresa recorded the other half on her own by mixing beats and instruments with samples created from field recordings and previous studio projects.
In November, the AA single 'Ancestor//Blood Beat' was released online as a pretaste of the album.
The album Núna was launched in June 2015.
MOUTH are now based in Brighton with new bassist Phil Ward and guitarist Christina Kaniclidou, working on new material.
Find out about upcoming shows here.