Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


Sounds like

James Blake, Toro Y Moi


band members

Jo Loewenthal, Jai Piccone, Thorne Davis, Shaun Johnston


Influences

HRVRD, Little Dragon


Unearthed artists we like

Potato Potato, Alfalfa, Alta


Website

www.toramusic.com.au

Bio

Tora are a 4-piece electronic band born in Byron Bay, Australia. The group formed in 2013, fusing plush, layered production and instrumentation with graceful vocals.

Releasing their self-titled debut EP, and following in 2014 with another successful EP in ‘Eat The Sun’, Tora’s soulful electronic music has had them compared to seminal artists such as Radiohead and James Blake.

Tora (Origin; Greek, meaning ‘Now’) have kept up a continual progression since their inception, dropping an array of singles and collaborations, all whilst building a rapidly growing global listenership.
Tora have performed at Glastonbury, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape UK and Canadian Music Week. They have also toured both in Australia and internationally with artists such as RUFUS, Miami Horror and SAFIA.

As an independent act, the band have been championed by global tastemakers including triple j, The Sound You Need, Indie Shuffle and The Line of Best Fit, and attracted the attention of LA-based producer Galimatias who’s remix/collaboration on Tora track ‘Jaigantic’ has since clocked up over 15 million streams online.

On April 28th Tora unveiled their brand new single ‘Another Case’, the highlight track from their debut album ‘Take A Rest’. Written over a two-year period in various locations around the globe and mastered by Andrei Eremin (WAFIA, Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote), the band returned home over the summer of 2017 to complete the album.

Written, produced and mixed in house, ‘Take A Rest’ continues Tora’s DIY ethos as an elevated and captivating landmark release.

Unearthed in 2014

Splendour In The Grass

15 Jun 2014

Winner

Tora

Tora

Congratulations to Airling and Tora

Airling has just been crowned this year's national Unearthed Splendour in the Grass winner, and Byron Bay five-piece Tora are our local winners.

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Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

02 May 2017

Triple J
40

Heard this one on Tops last night as I was heading home. Vocals so smooth and charming, lost myself in the track and missed by bus. True story.

Heard this one on Tops last night as I was heading home. Vocals so smooth and charming, lost myself in the track and missed by bus. True story.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Jul 2014

Triple J
40

Hooey, this is smooth like honey butter.

Hooey, this is smooth like honey butter.

Review

Review by Anita Anita

22 May 2017

45

What a 'James Blake' feel! Love it!

What a 'James Blake' feel! Love it!