Torche Announce New Album, 2015 EU Tour Dates

Torche Announce New Album, 2015 EU Tour Dates

Florida/Georgia based stoner/pop guitar abusers Torche have announced a new album, Restarter. They have also revealed some rather delightful cover artwork by Santos (Kylesa, High on Fire) and announced a raft of EU dates for May and June of 2015. The record will be released via Relapse Records on 23rd February 2015.

Hopefully the album will see the band continue their blend of stoner rock with pop/indie melodic sensibilities. The group seem pretty psyched about the whole endeavour. Bassist Jonathan Nuñez told Rolling Stone: “The music is like what we do: very driving, very heavy on the toms, real pounding rhythm section, the guitars are just nonstop, but with a melodic twist. Then the vocals come in and it’s this whole Psychedelic Furs – and maybe Guided By Voices – phrasing.” Singer/guitarist Steve Brooks adds: “Moving forward, leaning backwards, twisting sideways and loving every new release,” said singer/guitar player Steve Brooks.  “Restarter is moody and still very much a Torche record.”

EU tour dates

May 22                 London, UK                      Underworld                    TICKETS
May 23                 Leeds, UK                          Belgrave Social Club     TICKETS
May 24                 Galway, IR                        Roisin Dubh
May 25                 Cork, IR                             Crane Lane
May 26                 Dublin, IR                         Grand Social
May 27                 Belfast, IR                         The Limelight
May 28                 Glasgow, UK                    CCA                                  TICKETS
May 29                 Manchester, UK              Sound Control               TICKETS
May 30                 Bristol, UK                       Temples Festival           TICKETS
May 31                 Nimes, FR                         This is Not a Love Song
June 1                   Nantes, FR                       Le Ferrailleur

Check out the video for “Kicking” from their 2012 classic Harmonicraft below: