Surprising fans with a cover of ANOHNI‘s ‘Drone Bomb Me’, the Sheffield band also revealed a reworking of their own song, ‘mother tongue’ – a song that NME’s Andrew Trendell referred to as “a ‘lighters in the air’ love song” in a 5-star review of the band’s latest album, ‘amo’.
The band’s frontman Oli Sykes called ‘mother tongue’: “probably the most gushing out there, just straight-up love song we’ve ever written.”
Talking to Zane Lowe in January, he said of the song: “This was one of the easier ones to write because it was positive. It’s about when I first met my new wife and she’s from Brazil, and she didn’t speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection and it was just a crazy time. And this song’s just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about.”
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Earlier this month, Sykes delivered an emotional speech during the band’s headline performance at London’s All Points East festival, one that brought the frontman to tears.
“A few months ago I said rock was a load of shite. This festival has shown me I was wrong. I don’t know what I was fucking talking about. Rock is alive,” Sykes admitted to the crowd at Victoria Park, before going into an acoustic rendition of ‘Sleepwalking’.