Juliette Lewis joins metal super-group Giraffe Tongue Orchestra

Actress will front band including members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, The Mars Volta and more

Juliette Lewis & The Licks frontwoman Juliette Lewis has joined metal super-group Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.

The band features members from Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Dethklok, and The Mars Volta.

Speaking to US radio station Sirius XM, Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman described seeing Lewis perform “in a grungy club with a dirty toilet.”


“By the end of the show she was drenched in sweat, she was throwing herself into the crowd, and when I thought about it I saw this person putting all her energy and spirit into this music, I thought this was almost more real that most bands because she doesn’t need this. She doesn’t need to be playing in front of 500 people on this sh*tty ugly club, you know?”

“And here she is by choice in a grungy club with a dirty toilet just putting everything into it, so when we were thinking about singers and people to collaborate, all of a sudden I was like ‘You know what? I think that could be cool.'”

The actress, best known for her roles in Cape Fear and Natural Born Killers, launched her career as a musician in 2004 with her band Juliette Lewis and The Licks. Following three albums with The Licks, Lewis went solo.

In 2009 she released her fourth album ‘Terra Incognita’ produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta.