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.
Stacey Chavis from Portland, Oregon, became Isa with The Filthy Tongues while helping out at the local mental hospital.
Having in-house therapy on call must have seemed like a good idea after the trio's experiences as the heart and lungs of Angelfish. With singer Shirley Manson to the fore, Angelfish made a dent in the U.S. college and independent charts. Butch Vig came a calling for a singer to front his new band Garbage just when Angelfish was threatening to break out of the college heartlands.
Stacey has spent a lifetime being asked to join various bands, but always said no, because the confidence just was not there. But on hearing The Filthy Tongues, she said yeah, as one of their songs would have it.
Demos win competitions on BBC Radio 1 for weeks on end, and commercial radio also wants in on the act.
Isa & the Filthy Tongues release ADDICTION, which is available on iTunes.
Visit http://www.myspace.com/thefilthytongues for video and chat.
Stacey Chavis - Vocals
Martin Metcalfe - Guitars
Fin Wilson - Bass
Derek Kelly - Drums