Oh my. I have found a new band to love.
At first I was too busy clicking the repeat button on Overcome to actually bother checking out Tora. But my god I’m glad I did.
Toby Tunis, Jo Loewenthal, Jai Piccone, Thorne Davis and Shaun Johnston are the boys that make up Tora. These guys hail from Byron Bay, Australia (one of my favourite little spots in this sweet world). Their music is as chill as their home town, it is easy to see where they get their musical influence from.
Their EP was released late last year and it is filled with chillwave/ electronic vibes. They made the thing in their garage, which definitely puts a spin on the term ‘garage band’. Their sound influences come from the likes of Bon Iver, James Blake, Little Dragon, Sohn and Toro Y Moi- throw in some electronic drippy, chill vibes and you got Tora. If dig that kind of thing then these guys would be right up your alley. April this year, the band embarked on their very first little tour, which took them down the east coast of Australia no doubt gaining some fans along the way.
Their Soundcloud, it is just packed to the rafters with blissful easy listening tunes that just melt into each-other. They are no two hit wonders, reviewing this I can only see a bright future for Tora but….don’t let me be the judge!
Check them out for yourselves!
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