INTERVIEW: TORA Chat About Glasto, their Euro Tour, and Experimenting With New Sounds

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Byron Bay's very own TORA have been dominating playing shows all over the globe. We had the chance to ask them a few questions before they hit Glastonbury last month. 

Congrats on making it in the Glastonbury lineup and your current European tour dates, what are you looking forward to most about taking your music overseas?

We're so chuffed to be part of a massive festival like Glastonbury, on our very first visit to the continent. We're looking forward to making new friends, attempting new languages, and getting lost amidst the historic landscapes whenever our GPS fails. We're also really excited to meet/interrogate some of our biggest musical inspirations, artists and producers.

With such a diverse array of artists appearing at Glasto, are there any artists you’re excited about potentially seeing?

It is truly an immense lineup, and will have us all split up and explore our personal favourites. As a collective, we're super keen for Jack Garrett, Taylor McFerrin, John Hopkins, Jamie XX, FKA Twigs, George Clinton an the Parliament Funkadelic, and Hiatus Kaiyote

You’re visiting a few different cities during your Euro tour, is there one city you are looking forward to visiting the most?

I think every European city is on our bucket list, although there is one that we're all very curious about. It's called Salacgriva in Latvia and we literally know nothing about it. We'll be there for a festival called Positivus, and the lineup looks crazy!

You released your second EP Eat The Sun last year, have you got plans for new music this year? Eat The Sun saw you guys experiment with many different instruments and sounds, can we also expect this from your new stuff? Is there an instrument that you guys haven’t used that you would love to in the future?

We do have an album of some sort in the works. It's still early days, yet it's already showing that the majority of the record will be much higher in energy than in the past releases. We have also been experimenting with a lot of lo-fi sounds and textures due to our restricted resources as we are crafting the songs on the road.

Check out some snaps from their Euro tour below! 

Listen to their most recent single 'High Enough'