Early Years and the Mayday! Label
The band formed in 2005. Not long after forming, the band had written some songs and immediately began to perform at local venues/pubs (etc.) to small crowds. At this time, the band decided to release some of their first material on to a 3 Track Demo CD which they could sell at the shows they were performing at. The demo CD-R was released under James Spence's (vocalist) independent label which he named "Mayday!". At present there are 7 releases under this label:
- 001 - 3 Track Demo
- 002 - 4 Track Cassette Tape
- 003 - Rolo Tomassi / Mirror! Mirror! Split
- 004 - Rolo Tomassi / Cutting Pink With Knives Split
- 005 - Credit Card CD
- 006 - Remixo Tomassi Volume 1
- 007 - Summer Tour 2007
After a split EP with Mirror! Mirror! the band signed to Holy Roar records and released a self-titled EP featuring re-recorded songs from previous demos and EPs along with new songs.
2008 - Present
In June 2008, Rolo Tomassi were given a spot at Download Festival.
The band played the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas in March 2009.
On June 29, James Spence revealed that recording of the follow up album to Hysterics would commence during the summer of 2009.
Rolo Tomassi played on the 2nd of August at the Underage Festival, in East London. Demonstrating their mathcore riffs and guttural vocals from Eva Spence.
On August 14 it was announced that Rolo Tomassi will be playing the Australian music festival Soundwave in 2010 alongside bands Faith No More, Meshuggah, Alexisonfire and Jane's Addiction.
4 Track Cassette Tape
The "4 Track Cassette Tape" is the second physical release by the band Rolo Tomassi. It was recorded at Ghost Town Studios in Leeds by Ross Halden at the end of June 2005. It was the band's first release through "Danger! Laser! Phaser! Razor!" and due to its limited availability it had sold out very soon after its release. In total there are 200 tapes and a variation of different styles of packaging.
- 30 Black tapes in a draw-string cloth bag
- 30 White tapes in a draw-string cloth bag
- 70 Black tapes wrapped in blue paper with a button
- 70 White tapes wrapped in blue paper with a button
|Date of release||Title||Label|
||3 Track Demo||Mayday!
||4 Track Cassette Tape||danger!laser!phaser!razor!
||Rolo Tomassi / Mirror! Mirror! Split||Speedowax
|2006||Rolo Tomassi EP||Holy Roar, danger!laser!phaser!razor!|
||Rolo Tomassi / Cutting Pink With Knives Split||Yehonala Recordings
||Credit Card CD||Mayday!
||Remixo Tomassi Volume 1||Mayday!
||Summer Tour 2007||Mayday!
||Digital History / Beatrotter||Holy Roar
|22nd September, 2008||Hysterics||Hassle Records
|8th March, 2008||Rolo Tomassi - Live @ Eurosonic EP||Hassle Records
|14th December, 2008||I Love Turbulence||Hassle Records
||Shred Yr Face Vol. 2||Witchita/Matador/Hassle/Coalition
|27th April, 2009
||Rolo Tomassi / Cancer Bats Split||Hassle Records
|3rd August, 2009
||Rolo Tomassi / Throats Split||Hassle Records/Holy Roar
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