Midway through a huge month-long European tour, Australian group Tora came to London’s Lexington for a sold-out show full of sublime tunes from start to finish.
The quartet from Byron Bay – Jo Loewenthal, Jai Piccone, Thorne Davis, Shaun Johnston – are entirely DIY in their approach, seamlessly blending electronic production with organic instrumentation to create an immersive and wholly engaging sound.
There’s a soulful groove to what they do – something that comes through loud and clear on listening to their debut album Take A Rest. But the live proposition elevates things further still, enabling you to feel as much as hear the music. Continue reading
We can’t get enough of the laidback vibe of Tora and latest tune Entity is one of their slickest yet. It’s taken from the Aussie band’s debut album Take A Rest which is out now and should be of great interest to any fans of the likes of SOHN or James Blake.
Catch them live in the UK next month at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester (7 October), or their headline shows in London (9) and Brighton (10).
Tora – Entity (ft. Merryn Jeann)
We’ve been huge fans of the blissfully laid-back sound of Australian indie-dance outfit Tora for a while now, and this latest release is nicely seeing us through that always-difficult middle part of the week.
Blame is taken from the band’s debut album Take A Rest which is out now. Watch out for them live too as they’re embarking on an extensive European tour in the autumn, including stops in Manchester (7 October), London (9) and Brighton (10).
Tora – Blame
There’s an even more eclectic line-up than usual on this month’s Sync List. Among the highlights, it kicks off with the finely-crafted Cecile from hotly-tipped Pumarosa, followed up with more indie brilliance from Marsicans, Swimming Tapes, and Bristol newcomers Cousin Kula.
There’s also a chance to rock out a little with Suzerain and Partisan, as well as some sublime chillout from Leo Kalyan, Tora, Capyac and Kidnap Kid.
Hope you enjoy the latest selection – and do keep sending your suggestions for future inclusions.
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What better way to soundtrack an imminent weekend than this sublime piece of beauty from Aussie band Tora.
The track Poly Amor has been going down a storm during Tora’s live sets on a recent tour supporting Rüfüs and we just adore its laid back yet uplifting vibe.
Tora – Poly Amor