Of Too Much, frontman Jo Loewenthal says, Its a simple message that comes from a place of complete honesty. Sometimes admitting to yourself can be the hardest part, but Im sure at times everyone has loved someone or something that they shouldnt have. After writing this song, I found it a lot easier to accept those feelings and move forward.
Too Much follows Toras previously released single, Another Case, which has earned spins on triple j, BBC Radio 1 and Beats 1, as well as a spot on Spotifys Chill Vibes playlist. The video for the track was directed by Melbourne creative duo Coco and Maximilian and was choreographed and performed by Aisha Mary Kuryana. Toras online catalogue has over 30 million streams to date.
Inspired while touring Australia, Europe and North America, Tora wrote Take A Rest over a two year period in various locations around the globe. The band composed, recorded, produced and mixed the album in their home studios in Byron Bay, Australia. Tora took a novel approach to recording Take A Rest by incorporating organic sounds heard in guitarist Jai Piccones garden, including the buzzing of flies, bamboo creaking in the wind and the scraping of cactuses with rakes. Take A Rest was mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, WAFIA, Hiatus Kaiyote).
Tora is a four-piece electronic band made up of Jo Loewenthal (lead vocals, guitar, keys),
Jai Piccone (guitar, keys, vocals), Thorne Davis (drums) and Shaun Johnston (bass guitar).
Growing up as childhood friends, Tora formed in 2013 after its members graduated from high school. The band garnered a global audience after the release of their first two EPs, Intro (2013) and Eat The Sun (2014), which earned them a triple j Unearthed spot at Australias 2014 Splendour in the Grass festival. Following this success, Tora embarked on international tours and caught the attention of several global tastemakers, including LA producer Galimatias, whose remix of Toras track Jaigantic has over 15 million streams to date. Tora will embark on an international tour later this year, with stops in Australia, Europe and United Kingdom. See the full list of tour dates below. Purchase tickets here.