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TORA – TAKE A REST (Electronica – Australia)

With over 20 million streams on SoundCloud / YouTube, a support slot with RÜFÜS under their belt and a series of European shows scheduled in October, Byron Bay electronic 4-piece Tora have finally released their album Take A Rest. Singer Jo Loewenthal explains: “Most of the songs […] were influenced by experiences we had whilst touring the world, resulting in quite a broad sound. Some of the songs have flies, bamboo creaking in the wind, washing machines and even the sound of us scraping and hitting cactuses with rakes.”

Produced and mixed by the band in the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bay, before being mastered by Grammy nominee Andrei Eremin (WAFIA, Chet Faker & Hiatus Kaiyote), Take a Rest continues Tora’s DIY ethos, effortlessly shifting from smooth grooves and bass-driven beats to soaring falsetto vocals.

“A lot of this album is more upbeat and dancey than anything we’ve made before,” Loewenthal said in an interview, “so the title is not so much referring to the sound of the music, but more so an encouragement for the listener to forget about their problems for a moment and ‘take a rest’ from their responsibilities while they listen.”

Find Tora on Facebook or check out their official site for info and tour dates. Buy the Eat the Sun EP on Bandcamp or

MØME – ALOHA EP (Chillwave – France)

Møme

Born on the French Riviera but now based in Paris, Møme (aka Jérémy Souillart) is a young composer and producer whose blend of soulful electronica has been gaining considerable traction over the past year. After releasing two highly praised EPs and sharing stage with artists such as Chet Faker and Flume, Møme is now unveiling new single “Aloha” via DDM Recordings. Clocking in at 3min38, this sun-kissed new tune is a subtle mix of shimmering synths, slow motion beats and sensual vocals by Australian singer Merryn Jeann .

Released 18 September, “Aloha” is the title track to Møme’s third extended play, which has earned him glowing reviews and over half a million plays on SoundCloud. The EP includes a handful of heavily layered, brightly shining electronic pieces that display Souillart’s production talent and beat making artistry in equal measure.

As a bonus, check out Møme’s take on Tora‘s single “Eat The Sun”!

Tora - Eat The Sun (Møme Remix)     

For more info, go to Møme’s official Facebook and listen to more music on his SoundCloud. Buy the Aloha EP now on

TORA – EAT THE SUN (Chillwave – Australia)

Tora

Byron Bay natives Tora are part of the ever growing and widely acclaimed Australian electronic scene and they have experienced a meteoric rise in the last year or so. With millions of Soundcloud plays, a stellar sophomore EP, Eat The Sun, and a string of sold out shows on their first national headline tour, saying that Tora is on a winning streak would be a massive understatement.



For a relatively young band, Tora’s sound is surprisingly mature and impressively sophisticated. Their EP features polished tracks with a chilled RnB-influenced vibe, sharp electronic beats and stunning vocals, drawing comparison to the likes of SOHN, Toro Y Moi, Little Dragon and James Blake and earning them huge praise from music critics and bloggers across the globe.

Tora - Overcome (Feat. Merryn Jeann)     

Find Tora on Facebook or check out their official site for info and tour dates. Buy the Eat the Sun EP on Bandcamp or