Monday 16 February 2015


Torche is streaming their forthcoming album, Restarter (Feb. 24, Relapse Records), via Noisey (

The album stream follows a week of premieres as the band rolled out new songs via Alternative Press, Stereogum, Paste and Metal Sucks.  Noisey’s album stream debuts two previously unheard tracks: “Believe It” and “No Servants.”

Torche’s Relapse Records’ debut has received widespread praise from Rolling Stone (“bass-booming”), Revolver (“The album finds them further honing their ‘heavy pop’ approach, infusing sludgy, bass-heavy slabs of sound with bright and buoyant melodies”), Decibel (“a clamorous slab of riff-driven sludge-pop”), Spin (“thundering”), Stereogum (“They are masters of melody and songwriting”) and Outburn (“ridiculously catchy”). 

Fans of the band can try their skills at Torche vs. Robots: Annihilation Affair (, a single-player game featuring each of the Torche band members as characters trying to save the city of Miami from destruction bend robots. Fans who play the game are eligible to win a prize pack that includes Restarter on vinyl, a t-shirt, two tickets to see Torche on tour and stickers.  To enter, contestants must upload a video to YouTube which shows them beating the game with the hash tag #torchevsrobots.  One prize pack per band member/character will be awarded with winners picked on Feb. 23.

Upcoming headlining shows from Torche:

March 4     Miami, FL     Churchill’s Pub #
March 6     Atlanta, GA     The Masquerade
March 7     Birmingham, AL     The Bottletree
March 8     Baton Rouge, LA     Spanish Moon
March 9     Houston, TX     Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
March 10     Austin, TX     Red 7
March 11     Dallas, TX      Club Dada #
March 12     Memphis, TN     The Hi-Tone
March 13     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird
March 14     Chicago, IL     Empty Bottle
March 15     Milwaukee, WI     The Cactus Club
March 16     Columbus, OH     Skully’s Music Diner
March 17     Cleveland, OH    The Grog Shop
March 18     Grand Rapids, MI     The Pyramid Scheme
March 20     Detroit, MI     The Pike Room
March 21     Toronto, ON     Lee’s Palace
March 22     Montreal, QC     Bar Le Ritz
March 23     Buffalo, NY     Mohawk Place
March 25     Boston, MA     Great Scott
March 26     Brooklyn, NY     St. Vitus
March 27     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts
March 28     Richmond, VA     Strange Matters #
March 29     Washington, DC     DC 9 #

May 2     Leipzig, DE     Taubchental
May 3     Wroclaw, PL     Asymmetry Festival
May 4     Prague, CZ     007
May 5     Munich, DE     Ampere
May 6     Milan, IT     Lo Fi Club
May 8     Barcelona, SP     Rocksound
May 9     Madrid, SP     Boute Live!
May 10     Lisbon, PT     Musicbox
May 11     Bilbao, SP     Kafe Antzokia
May 13     Zurich, SZ     Dynamo
May 14     Wiesbaden, DE     Schlachthoff
May 15     Cologne, DE     Underground
May 16     Berlin, DE     Hafenklang
May 18     Nijmegen, NL     Merelyn
May 19     Haarlem, NL     Patronaat
May 20     Paris, FR     Glazart
May 21     Antwerp, BE     Kavka
May 22     London, UK     Underworld *
May 23     Leeds, UK     Belgrave Social Club *
May 24     Galway, IR     Roisin Dubh
May 25     Cork, IR     Craine 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
May 31     Nimes, FR     This is Not a Love Song
June 1     Nantes, FR     Le Ferrailleur

All U.S. dates w/Wrong; Nothing appears on all dates except when noted with a #

Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders available now with songs “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions.  Digital pre-orders offer an instant download of “Annihilation Affair” and “Minions” (, Bandcamp ( and physically via Relapse (

Source: Speak Easy PR