Saturday, October 27, 2012
Torches Set A Fire With Second Single Release
London based noir-pop five piece Torches are set to release 'Someone Needs A Ritual' backed with 'Wolves'. The single, released on November 5 on 7" and digital download, is the follow-up to their debut 'Sky Blue & Ivory' and the third release on new label Heart Throb Records.
Taking a lead from 'Sky Blue & Ivory's dark anthemry, 'Someone Needs A Ritual', Charlie Drinkwater's vocals once again take centre-stage with his nostalgically harked chorus lines, as the track's swing weaves through etched guitar lines, rampant synth stabs and pulsating electronic drum patterns.
Already championed by the likes of Huw Stephens on Radio One - who booked the band for a slot on his Swn Festival stage - Torches' invigorating take on the twisted hue of pop's outer edges is quickly finding them a besotted throng of hearts and minds.
Torches are Charlie Drinkwater (vocals), Nic Smith (keyboards), Alex Sprogis (samples), Steph Anderson (guitar)and Ed Kellend (drums).
Listen below to 'Someone Needs A Ritual' and then catch the band live on November 2 for the single launch at the Old Queens Head in London. The event, where they are supported by Chateaux and Loom, is free entrry before 8pm.