Brew presents, Tuesday 23rd November - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds:
Torche is a band from Miami, Florida, United States, they play a distinctive style of stoner/ sludge metal. The band categorizes their music as ‘’stoner pop’‘.
The group was formed in 2004 by Steve Brooks (ex-Floor), Juan Montoya (ex-Floor, ex-Cavity, ex-Ed Matus’ Struggle), Jonathan Nuñez and Rick Smith (who also played in the grindcore bands Shitstorm and Tyranny of Shaw, and the screamo band Tunes for Bears to Dance To). According to MTracks.com: “Their music has a unique, hard-hitting sound that provokes a wide range of emotions, and they have a large fan base throughout the world. ” They have toured with Mogwai, Isis, Pelican, Black Cobra, Baroness, Jesu, The Sword, Stinking Lizaveta, Harvey Milk and Boris. Steve Brooks, however, has said that they don’t consider themselves a metal band. In describing the band’s sound, Smith said in an interview: “To me it’s mostly a combination of everything we listen to collectively as a band. We take what we like from what we grew up on and use it as creatively as we can. I think the meshing of different sounds comes naturally just because we all have different musical backgrounds yet have a ton of common interests.” In terms of touring, Brooks said Torche is getting more of a young crowd.
On April 8, 2008, the band released their second full-length, entitled Meanderthal. It was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Genghis Tron). It was met with critical acclaim, including that from Decibel Magazine who ranked Meanderthal #1 on their list of the Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2008 as well as an 8.2/10 by Pitchfork Media. In an interview, Brooks said the band themselves came up with the album’s concept in terms of artwork and packaging.
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Other Brew gigs coming up:
19th Sept: Aidan Baker (Nadja), Simon Scott (Slowdive), The Haxan Cloak - Nation of Shopkeepers
1st Oct: A Storm of Light, Year of The Man, Hammers - Brudenell Social
13th Oct: Red Sparowes + guests - Brudenell Social
27th Oct: Eagle Twin, Pombagira, Normal Man - Brudenell Social
5th November: Official Damnation pre- festival show - The Well
10th December: Damo Susuki, That Fucking Tank - Brudenell Social
14th December: Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Stephen Brodsky (Cave-in), Juffage - The Well
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