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Live in Kingston tonight, only £6, and that gets you their new album, bargain...
if you don't think Rolo Tomassi are god-awful.
I have no doubt they're good at what they do, but what they do hurts my ears/brain.
who is always who I end up thinking of whenever I see Rolo Tomassi mentioned.
Too bad she screams like hell...
They want to compete with Napalm Death or something? That screaming is a sure way to destroy your own songs.
singer is definitely a 9/10
Music is decent to though
But I couldn't handle this lot live. Just did my head in.
almost literally, so many hipster kids with no idea how to properly mosh without hurting themselves/each other
nothing will top the first ep
Does anyone want to buy it? I think it's quite rare.
Sounds like they've jsut turned into another UK band who want to be Isis.
are the closing songs of their last two albums. They're not representative of the rest of the record, but they are proof they're a far less inventive band these days
This band would be ace! All that screamo stuff- pointless, really.
Was just sort of hoping they'd get even more spazzy and experimental and sound like Naked City or something.
I think they're all the better for it.
kill yourself yeah?
Because I told her I loved her. Weedy little cunt
Telling strangers you love them I mean...
I tend to go the opposite with hero-worship. Just feel embarassed even talking to them.
a bloke can't call a bird hot anymore ?
It's a plus for watching the band, some nice totty on stage.
I internally groan so hard that I'm surprised I've not yet ruptured a vital organ. So sad.
What a cocktail.
OP's username keeps making me laugh
Only send letters saying that to females in bands i fancy. Written in a mixture of crayon and my own tears.
But seriously, lighten up dudes. If there is a fit bird in the band, you are thinking ' Cor i would'. You can still like the music and respect whatever she is doing onstage.
Hard to mosh with a boner i'd have thought
She is going out with one the Gallows lads???
Please don't say it's the ginger one.
So, we're not allowed to appreciate a beautiful girl in a band? Do you think we're fucking blind and we don't see that she looks great? Or do you see her wearing some grandma clothes that hide her completely? I think not.
Just give me a break with your crappy morals. We're not monks (or else) to not talk about girls. Oh wait, even monks talk about girls...
Get a life, "nuns"!
not too keen on record, it's just not the sort of music I generally listen to on record anyways
She has a nice pair of eyes. I hope all her gigs, she wears clothes to show of how nice her eyes are.
but she's going out with some guy from Architects now.
Back OT, I'm going to their gig esta noche and quite looking forward to it. Will be my 12th time seeing them.
...... right. .?
destroyed utterly by being performed in the style and genre they were written in by the people who wrote them ;___;
except with youtube comments
Just in case you didn't get the idea: I like the instrumental part of their songs. The problem is the singing...
and blacks knew their place. it's different now.
I'd just rather you kept it in your cave instead of making a fool of yourself and stinking up the place.
Let me guess: you're a woman.
It's "sexist creep" if you call a woman beautiful? What sick world we're living in, where compliments are interpreted as insults?
If you're not Eva Spence, why the hell "defend" her from compliments? Are you her lawyer? Get a life instead making a fool of yourself and stinking up the place with your stupid arguments.
With that 'constructive' advice don't expect respect.
(the ones in which people say they like Rolo Tomassi)
People need to take a chill poll. Saying a girl in a band is fit isn't the sake as opressing her for fuck sakes.
She seems like a nice girl, and a good person to have a chat with. Really nice personality.
Her looking good is a bonus and should be commented on
The new album is very good.
All the best.
HOW CHILL ARE YOU?
[ ] pretty mellow
[ ] nark
[ ] really uptight, like a feminist or whatever
[ ] chill enough to compliment a fit bird, brother
[ ] overtired and acting out on the internet
and this thread gets a million replies.
/no one reads the site
Get a life, "nuns"!
i think it was her mammaries
But after reading this debacle I've genuinely forgotten what it was.
Quote (at the beginning):
"Poor Rolo Tomassi. Few bands have ridden the backlash rollercoaster as hard or as far as they. Originally they were feted for their clash of musical styles and ideas (and perhaps for the perceived novelty of possessing AN ATTRACTIVE YOUNG FEMALE SINGER with a voice like Jacob Bannon fighting an angry bear)."
God forbid to see that crazy feminist that intro of your review. She would explode from too much sexism...
Honestly, you made yourself look like a bit of a tit from the get-go, but you're only making things worse for yourself now.
Also, I think the fact that you consistently use the term "crazy" in conjunction with "feminist" says it all, really. :D
This is half serious/half entertainment
i think they're quality and i'd love to bang her.
deserved much, much more recognition
I haven't seen them live for a few years now. I need to remedy that.
I wanna keep ohgood as my precious indie secret, posting exclusively in tiny warehouses to an audience of eight
did the singer get her knockers out?
hope not. I like a bit of mystery to fit girls. If she just gets her knockers out every gig, makes her less special
Obviously, you can't argue she's hot, but it'd be nice if she had a bit of self respect as well
should be a band name.
A very good band, but unless some people pretend to be sexist and other people rush to defend the ladies honour, there is no way a Rolo Tamassi thread is ever going to get more than 10 posts on here.
his threads usually have over 50 posts.
get a life, nun
most the complaints are from blokes pretending to be feminists, so that thye look sensitive and get birds into that sort of thing. Most women probably hate the lead singer for being very pretty.
Righteous monks would be better i think.
i'm not actually defending deep-blue.
She's got nuthin on that hot bird from Paramore WITH THE FAKE TITS, eh? PHWOAR!!! And that Karen O? I'd make her O, and A, LOLZ, yeh? PHWOAR! Aaaand I'd give Warpaint a facial they wouldn't forget, right lads, yeh? yeah? Right? PHWOARRRRR!!!!! Fuckin Hell I'd ruin them yeh! And if Adele hadn't just sprogged I'd do that cos of course all fat birds are gagging for it aren't they yeh? GET IN THERE SON! PHWOOOOAAAARRR!!!
Rolo Tomassi are great by the way.
Paramore: 6/10. Bit skinny and Christian for me
Karen O: 4/10. No thanks.
Warpaint: On average 7/10.
Adele: 6/10. Not bad, but y'know, probably not worth getting too obssessed over.
i've seen Rolo Tomassi too many times
what happened here?
I'll stick to posts about Masterchef in future.
I see that you and few others this'd that comment "To the lads in the thread going on about the looks of the singer kill yourself yeah?" That explains your position.
I guess that "kill yourself yeah" was meant to be a joke. IMO there's not a place for jokes about suicide. I guess that you & few others this'd a 100% percent stupid comment.
well no hipsters from where i was standing, and some good moshing, though the album is a little experimental for a good circle pit...the gig was great for the 3 people that care about music, rather than just tits. Oh and as a good Sheffield girl Eva would kick the living shit out of anyone that attempted to say garbage like that to her!
What do you think about the opinion of the reviewer of the newest album? Quote "...possessing an attractive young female singer..."
This fall under "To the lads in the thread going on about the looks of the singer kill yourself yeah?" comment or not (you agreed with that comment)?
Or there's double standard?
every bird, at the end of the day, is just a pair of gammon goalposts to be scored in. Your mum included.
"Look what trouble you've caused wibbly pig" and wibbly pig looks at me with his big sad eyes.
i.e. a large percentage of the attention Rolo Tomassi get is taken up with tedious dullards talking about how much they fancy her
saying `I don't know about her other skills/attributes/personal worth, but she's HOT PHWOAR!!1` - that's not a compliment.
or you're a knowing creep.
Their earlier stuff was jerkier and had more 8-bit style synths, which made songs like Film Noir and Beatrotter quickly accessible and really fun. The downside of this was that very few tracks were actually cohesive. Fofteen, for example, has some great bits, but they're all welded awkwardly together, with very little flow. When the band tried to do synthey, quieter passages, meanwhile, they dragged it out too much (see: the 14-minutes of Fantasia).
Their more recent work is structured much better. They've also got a lot better vocally, with call-and-response sections and a lot more singing from Eva. The trade-off is that there are fewer surprises. Astraea is still heavy, but it never chucks out a crazy jazz-guitar widdle or a Nintendo jam. The more expansive, synth-led bits, though, have got a LOT better - you can tell how much they've been listening to M83, and how good they've gotten at cooking up keyboard bloops and tones. Cosmology and Illuminaire are the best examples.
I'd say the band hit their peak somewhere between these two stages, where they managed to combine the spazziness with good song writing. Tracks like Abraxas, Scabs and Party Wounds are incredible.
IN CONCLUSION. They're definitely still worth paying attention to. And they're great fun live.
that was great.
Definitely going to pick up the new album, is what I was going to say.
Good job, gang. What have I missed?
Might delete all the irrelevant replies and see how it looks. Danger's post just above this is worth a read though.
top ROTA that.
if the Cardiacs comparisons hold any weight
Or even if not. They do have an album entitled Cosmology after all
Well fit. I liked it when he took his top off last time. Pwroah
Can't remember what the music was like, but when a hot piece of stuff like Tim is offstage rubbing his chest in your face, who cares?
i LIKE TO DO TEH SEX TO LADIES
Have fun getting upset on the internet when anyone calls you out on your part in it.
that's not a problem with THEM because that's how it's supposed to sound and it's well executed in the context of that style of singing. its a problem with you.
The band are absolute titans in British heavy music at the moment. I really wish I'd gone to see them with Oathbreaker and Goodtime Boys on the last tour. Huge bill.
Do you have business with me? No? Then shut up!
you da man deep-blue!
"...saying `I don't know about her other skills/attributes/personal worth, but she's HOT PHWOAR!!1` - that's not a compliment."
This is stupid on many levels. The compliment was that she's hot. If I say that she's hot I must say OTHER compliments about her skills/attributes/personal? From where did you get this bizarre idea?
Your logic is flawed.
PS: If I said: 'she's so ugly' then you'd be offended too? Or we're not allowed to express our opinions about the appearance of a person because you say so?
everyone just shut up
this is deeply, deeply boring, and I'm this close to just deleting the whole thread so you can think about what you've done
or you're a knowing dumb.
PS: Cementimental, I wonder why you follow her comments like a dog and click this'd. I thought you were more intelligent than that.
now seriously, shut up
just post annoying callouts of dumb/terrible posts and ^this pretty much any post on DiS so dunno what you are getting at
no, i wouldn't
Oh you're allowed to, in the same the way that you're allowed to call people `fags` or `gypos`, it's just that doing so makes you a cunt.
I didn't realise Rolo Tomassi were still going. Might give the new one a listen, never really enjoyed the first album but it seems as though they might have moved on a bit from then.
This thread though. I didn't realise saying a female was an attrative was now classed as rampant sexism. I am fucking bored of DoC's creepy trolling but it's nice to see people still clamber over each other to the be as righteous and feminist as possible on here.
There are almost 150 replies in this thread and nearly all of them are about Eva Spence's looks. Would that have happened if the singer of Rolo Tomassi was a man? No. That's pretty much a dictionary definition of sexism right there.
Doing so makes you an imbecile cunt. I feel pity for your low IQ.
And he/she goes almost unnoticed...
rather than turning the whole thread into a debate about it?
But we're humans after all.
On my side I admit that WhiteLightWhiteCity comment about suggesting us to kill ourselves if we appreciated the singer's beauty (previously), made me reacting a bit over the top. That was a defiance. He wanted war, he got it.
respect her deeply, as a woman, as a human being. Her looks are part of what i respect about her, nothing wrong with that.
- Dumb sexism? I said that singer is hot. Which is true. I put a link with a picture with her to support my argument. Nothing wrong here.
- Invalid music 'criticism'? I expressed my opinion about the fact their songs would be better without all that screaming (I don't care that on their genre is supposed to scream like a monster). Nothing wrong here.
What's the problem? You misunderstood my comments.
would you comment on the singer's looks?
But this is different. The look is important for a woman in music business. Because beauty is an important attribute that defines a woman. This is since the beginning of the world.
And don't tell me these women don't care about their look. Otherwise you'll see them wearing only casual (non-sexy) clothes and forgetting about makeup etc. Right?
PS: There are/were singers like Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Dolores O'Riordan etc. that are taken seriously as artists without talking about their look.
Otherwise you wouldn't see so many women involved in:
- public relations
- TV shows
- pop music
- movie industry
- xxx etc.
A lot of women make money because of their look. That's the way things are. And you're telling me that beauty is not an important attribute that defines a woman? You're fooling yourself.
That's "the way things are" because of sexism, dummy
A lot of them obtain advantages (less work, higher wage, etc) just because they're women and beautiful. That's not sexism against men?
You try to act like a superior troll. You're pathetic. And fucking stop crawling in my discussions. You're boring, not important. Now, fuck off.
This is true. Real example at my ex-job. A lot of women are not the angels that you think they are.
I'm surprised by your position. I would understand if you were a woman to support their cause...
nobody's this stupid.
So you don't agree that "beauty is an important attribute that defines a woman". Then let's suppose this: would you marry an ugly & intelligent girl (because the beauty is not an important attribute)?
YEAH, SURE! ;)
In reality I bet that you'll care if she's beautiful or not. QED.
What stupidity you're talking about? That's the truth. I think you live on a different planet, not Earth. Read again what I wrote.
For example: "The thing is that a LOT of women (no matter where they work) use their beauty to obtain advantages."
WTH, you didn't encounter a situation like that? Or you're way too stupid to notice women's tricks?
I think I remember you saying once that English wasn't your first language? Maybe you should take my word for it, as a native speaker, that you're really making a fool of yourself.
A bunch of so-called men that are probably scared by women, defended the right to not saying that a woman is hot... Men? Pussies.
You said that "I don't *define* women by their looks". OK.
I said that's an important attribute that define a woman NOT that is the MOST important attribute. Read again.
Now tell me: it's important or not?
The way they look is supremely unimportant. I really couldn't care less.
My head will explode if I continue...
In every respect
I only even posted in this thread as light relief from SERIOUSE Internet dramaz elsewhere, it barely registered with me.
Who could even enjoy posting like you do? There are too many people who would sincerely write and think like that, it's just depressing and no fun to pretend to be that ignorant a person. :(
But don't let it pollute your mental health please, it's not worth it for the sake of Internet tomfoolery
the kind of clusterfuck I can really get behind
"My topics usually have over 50 replies."
At that stage that was true... ;)
y'know, the whole non-existence of empirical facts, reality as entirely constructed through discourse.. all that shit. 200 reply threads about a woman-in-a-band's attractiveness are so passé.
i got back today and saw there were a zillion replies. no i do not want to read bedwetters argue about sexism thank you very much
at what i'm pretty sure was a vaguely DiS related event. Anyway, Tim Harrington was at that too. it was an honour!
people saying their music's shit, or people saying they like the band and the singer's quite pretty?
I literally have no real opinion on either, but most of the people above, both those who are sat with their willies out, and those giving it the feminist spiel, just come across as utterly boring bastards, really.
think we're talking about the same thing.
disappointed in you.
Whether I see Rolo Tomassi mentioned or not
let *Do you have business with me?* be a new thing on here
This should definitely be the next development.
one of the departed joes took to the internet to criticise the band, drawing heavy blame on whether anyone would pay attention to Rolo Tomassi if it wasn't for their female singer, Eva Spence.
They're lucky to have that gorgeous Eva Spence as their lead singer.
no recollection of this.
Should. And then write articles for the next few years complaining about how sexist blokes on the internet are. Next to pictures of Eva of course, just so the lads know who he is talking about