TORCHE Reveal New Album Release Date & Artwork; US & Euro Tour Dates Announced


TORCHE, the Florida/Georgia-based band the Village Voice dubbed “the legitimate sons of a union between Hüsker Dü and the Melvins,” release their Relapse Records debut, Restarter, on February 24th 2015.

In an in-studio piece with Rolling Stone, bass player Jonathan Nuñez said the quartet began working on the 10-song album in November of 2013 and finished recording in the spring of this year. Nuñez told the magazine “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.”

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.”

The cover art for Restarter was done by Santos (Kylesa, High On Fire).

Torche 'Restarter' Artwork

Having recently wrapped up a trek to Australia and New Zealand, TORCHE launch a new round of U.S. dates on Dec. 27 as they join Clutch and Lionize for a brief outing. The band has also announced a Spring 2015 European outing. See the Tour Dates section below for a complete list of performances.

US dates w/ Clutch and Lionize
Dec 27 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Dec 28 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Dec 29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Dec 30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Dec 31 Washington, D.C 9:30 Club
Jan 03 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Jan 04 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Jan 06 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Jan 07 Houston, TX House of Blues
Jan 08 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Jan 09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Jan 10 Austin, TX Emo’s

Euro dates w/ Part Chimp, Kings and Henry Blacker
May 22 London, UK Underworld
May 23 Leeds,UK Belgrave Social Club
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
May 29 Manchester, UK Sound Control
May 30 Bristol, UK Temples Festival [info]