Australian sensation TORA are set to release their debut album Take A Rest on June 9 via Indica Records. A pre order is available HERE.
Listen to their new blissfully upbeat and catchy single “Another Case” below:
The 4-piece band from Byron Bay has already built a legion of fans with their electronic brand of ambient harmonies, layered instrumentation and pulsing soundscapes. The album features the hauntingly beautiful single “Amsterdam” which you can watch Tora perform live in a Bali villa below:
Inspired while touring Australia, Europe and North America, Tora wrote Take A Rest over a two year period in various locations around the globe. The band composed, recorded, produced and mixed the album in their home studios in Byron Bay, Australia. Tora took a novel approach to recording Take A Rest by incorporating organic sounds heard in guitarist Jai Piccone’s garden, including the buzzing of flies, bamboo creaking in the wind and the scraping of cactuses with rakes. Take A Rest was mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, WAFIA, Hiatus Kaiyote).
Since releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2013, Tora’s soulful electronic music has had them compared to seminal artists such as Radiohead and James Blake. Tora (Greek meaning ‘now’) have kept up a continual progression since their inception, dropping an array of singles and collaborations, which have enjoyed high rotation on Australia’s triple j.
In a country that boasts an ever growing and internationally acclaimed electronic music scene, the boys from Byron Bay have earned their place as one of Australia’s most promising young acts, winning the triple j ‘unearthed spot’ in 2014 to perform at legendary festival, Splendour in the Grass, and attracting the attention of LA- based producer Galimatias who’s remix/collaboration on Tora track “Jaigantic” has since clocked up over 15 million streams online.