ROLO TOMASSI hare announced ‘Closer (The Edits)’EP, set for release on 5th August. The EP contains newly edited versions of the bands single ‘Closer’, which is taken from from their critically acclaimed album ‘Where Myth Becomes Memory’ that was released back in February earlier this year. The band teamed up with Daniel Avery and ATTLAS and Ki Oni & Luke Elliot for the new edits.
On working this edit and remix project, the band said “It was great to get the opportunity to have an artist like Daniel Avery produce this edit of the track. We’re big fans of his own work so jumped at the chance to have him work on it. Similarly with ATTLAS, who has taken take ‘Closer’ and opened it up to a whole new audience with his incredible remix. It’s just so exciting to hear these other artists take elements from our songwriting and make something entirely new.”
Today Rolo Tomassi have dropped their brand new record, ‘Where Myth Becomes Memory’ via MNRK.
Already hugely acclaimed, this album is a finale to their trilogy that began with ‘Grievances’ (2015) and ran through ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’ (2018), with all three albums being produced by long term collaborator, Lewis Johns.
The band have also announced a special, one-off pop up shop in Brighton on 12th February at Studio 103 on Queens Place, Brighton between 12pm and 6pm. The whole band will be in attendance giving out free Rolo Tomassi beers and doughnuts, selling exclusive merch, signing albums, running competition and give aways, and much more. Entry is free.
Live wise, ROLO TOMASSI have already been announced on this summers return of 2000trees Festival (as a UK festival exclusive for 2022), and have a full UK tour for February 2022 announced and on sale now. A FULL list of all ROLO TOMASSI UK dates are below, support will be Pupil Slicer and Heriot.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and order links below.
1. Almost Always 2. Cloaked 3. Mutual Ruin 4. Labyrinthine 5. Closer 6. Drip 7. Prescience 8. Stumbling 9. To Resist Forgetting 10. The End Of Eternity
Orders for the new record, ‘Where Myth Becomes Memory’ are available via the following link.
And as for the tour dates, here they are.
February 2022 Wednesday 16th – Southampton, The loft Thursday 17th – Birmingham, Mama Roux Friday 18th – Sheffield, Network 2* Saturday 19th – Glasgow, Cathouse* Monday 21st – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Tuesday 22nd – Manchester Club Academy Wednesday 23rd – Bristol Fleece Thursday 24th – London Oval Space (*Heriot only)
ROLO TOMASSI have released another huge new track and video, ‘Closer’, which is taken from their expansive and ambitious new album ‘Where Myth becomes Memory’. The album is released on February 4th 2022 through MNRK and the band have already released the singles/videos for ‘Drip’ and ‘Cloaked’, which are already on around 500,000 views on Youtube between them.
Check out the video for ‘Closer’ below.
Speaking on the new single and video, keyboardist and vocalist James Spence said, “We wanted to show a completely different side to the record by releasing this single. The album is full of lighter, more gentle moments to contrast the darker side to it and none more so than this.”
Vocalist Eva Korman added, “The narrative side to the video is about the constant cycle of change. For better or worse, we take our past experiences with us into constantly evolving new beginnings.”
Live wise, ROLO TOMASSI have a full UK tour for February 2022 announced and on sale now – now with more added dates, with the band now also playing Southampton, Birmingham, Sheffield and Glasgow (tickets for all newly announced shows go on sale Friday 15th Jan).
FULL list of all ROLO TOMASSI UK dates are below, support will be Pupil Slicer and Heriot Tickets can be bought – HERE
Check out the UK Touring Dates below.
February 2022 Wednesday 16th – Southampton, The loft – NEWLY ADDED DATE Thursday 17th – Birmingham, Mama Roux – NEWLY ADDED DATE Friday 18th – Sheffield, Network 2* – NEWLY ADDED DATE Saturday 19th – Glasgow, Cathouse* – NEWLY ADDED DATE Monday 21st – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Tuesday 22nd – Manchester Club Academy Wednesday 23rd – Bristol Fleece Thursday 24th – London Oval Space
Rolo Tomassi have announced their new album, ‘Where Myth Becomes Memory’ is set to be released next year.
The upcoming record is set for release on 4th February 2022 via MNRK, to coincide with their headline tour – arrives alongside new single‘Drip’.
Chris Cayford says of the track: “When we start the writing process for each record, we always wait for the first song that clicks. It feels similar to our music but is also intangibly different to the extent we know it’s the next step and we need to build the album around it. This was the song that did that.”
“This is a really important album for all of us,” James Spence adds. “Of anything we’ve done, it’s the one I’m most proud of. I think it’s the most ambitious and creative that our band has ever sounded and something that we’ve all needed to get through the last few years. We can’t wait to share it and to have you help us bring it to life.”
The full tracklisting reads:
1. Almost Always 2. Cloaked 3. Mutual Ruin 4. Labyrinthine 5. Closer 6. Drip 7. Prescience 8. Stumbling 9. To Resist Forgetting 10. The End Of Eternity
Pre-orders are available for ‘Where Myth Becomes Memory’ via the following link.
Rolo Tomassi have announced a headlining tour for the UK to take place in 2022.
The dates follow on from the release of their latest single, ‘Cloaked’ as well as an announcement of a hometown show at Chalk in Brighton on November 12th 2021.
The band say:
“With more new music to follow, we can’t wait to get back at it and be back in a live, touring setting. These dates are the biggest headline shows we’ve done and we have lots planned to make sure it’s the best show we’ve ever presented. Really excited to welcome Pupil Slicer as our special guests also.”
Check out the tour dates below FEBRUARY 2022 21 Nottingham Rescue Rooms 22 Manchester Club Academy 23 Bristol Fleece 24 London Oval Space
Rolo Tomassi have dropped their first release of new music in three years, which comes in the form of the hardcore soaked adrenaline ‘Cloaked’.
In addition to this, they’ve announced they have signed to eOne.
James Spence (Keyboard) says:
“We’re thrilled to be signing with eOne Heavy for this new record. It was an easy decision for us and they’ve been a dream to work with. We’re looking forwards to everything that follows.”
And vocalist Eva Spence added this:
“We’re excited to finally share new music after spending the last two years working on our new record. Writing has been essential for us this past year in the absence of playing live, we can’t wait to get back on the road and hope to see you at a show soon.”
And James then had this to say about the video for ‘Cloaked’:
“David and James who worked on the video really helped us to bring to life the themes of the song. The narrative visualises the process of change within us with every new experience we have. The themes of dualism and identity are explored through the contrasting colours and the movements of the characters.”
One of the worlds best and most loved underground music festivals ARCTANGENT has this week unveiled almost its entire 2021 band line ups for the event that will take place next year between August the 18th and 21st.
Teaming up with the likes of Audiotree, Kerrang, Riot Act Podcast and Louder (Metal Hammer/Prog Magazine) to announce the bands over the last 4 days, the main stage headliners Opeth and Cult Of Luna (with one final main stage headliner still to be announced) were joined by an array of the finest heavy, out there, interesting, intricate, genius, epic and down right incredible bands currently making music.
Amongst the bands playing include British prog heroes Tesseract, a reformed Maybeshewill, a much anticipated return form the wonderful Oathbreaker, a double full album slot from Rolo Tomassi (who will be playing both ‘Grievances’ and ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’ in full over two sets), ANOTHER hugely awaited return but this time from US noise kings The Locust and so so so much more.
Festival booker James Scarlett also spoke to the 101 Part Time Jobs podcast about both ARCTANGENT and his other festival, 2000trees, AND went on an Instagram Live chat with Blake Norris from Audiotree (US) to talk all things noisy and brilliant.
From James Scarlett – “I’m so stoked on the line up at ATG. It’s a mix of some of my favourite live bands, from the legends in Opeth and Jaga Jazzist to the brain melting insanity of returning heroes The Locust to some of the best underground heavy bands on the planet as well as Amenra, Rolo Tomassi and Jamie Lenman plus the return of the mighty Oathbreaker for what is likely to be their only show of 2021. Excited isn’t the word! To say the least, 2020 has obviously been a bit of a nightmare for everyone so we really wanted to bring some joy and some guitars to people’s lives. I’m so proud of the line up we’ve put together and can’t wait to see everyone at Fernhill farm in August 2021. See you all then!”
ALL currently announced acts for ARCTANGENT2021 are: Opeth / Cult of Luna / TesseracT / Jaga Jazzist / MONO / Maybeshewill / Alcest / Amenra / Oathbreaker / Rolo Tomassi / Leprous / The Locust / Perturbator / Caspian / Agent Fresco / Jamie Lenman / Enslaved / Intervals / Bell Witch / Rivers of Nihil / The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Intronaut / Earthtone9 / A.A.Williams / Tides From Nebula / Raketkanon / Quail vs Kenny / Chinese Football / Wheel / Car Bomb / Frontierer / OHHMS / Svalbard / Talons / Elephant Tree / Youthmovies / Jo Quail / The Samuel Jackson Five / Alpha Male Tea Party / Curse These Metal Hands / Castrovalva / Down I Go / Mass of the Fermenting Dregs / My Own Private Alaska / Boss Keloid / Fall of Messiah / Antethic / Arabrot / Kairon; IRSE! / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / Memory of Elephants / Phoxjaw / Luo / Bonnacons of Doom / Barrens / Blodet / VASA / The Hyena Kill / The Guru Guru / Psychonaut / FES / Axiom / Attan / Latitudes / Bear / Bicurious / Traps / Parachute For Gordo / Natalie Evans / Bolt Ruin / Coldbones / worriedaboutsatan / Rainbow Slicer / Qariaq / Wess Meets West / Odradek / BRIQUEVILLE / Heisa / Astrosaur / tortuganónima / The Mantis Opera / Body Hound / Stake / Mountain Caller / TANKENGINE / Binge / Last Hyena / Paranoid Void / Straight Girl / Jakub Zytecki / Lack The Low / Stoßzahn / Skemer / Pollyanna Holland-Wing / Kokomo / SEIMS / The Most / The Hirsch Effekt / Spook The Horses / TOTS / Thumpermonkey / Garganjua / Bent Knee / The K. / Herod / Land Wars / God Alone. / Sugar Horse / Ogives Big Band / Poisonous Birds / Modern Rituals / Mutant-Thoughts / Mother Vulture / Lightning Sharks / MIËT / Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out / Catbamboo / Wavey / Vogons / Beige Palace
ArcTanGent Festival 2021 will take place August 18th – 21st 2021.
Employees and Bands signed to Holy Roar Records have left the independent record label after the founder, Alex Fitzpatrick was accused of Rape, Sexual Harassment and Abusive Behaviour.
In the wake of the allegations agains Fitspatrick, Sheffield Heavy Hitters Rolo Tomassi have now left Holy Roar Records.
Their statement can be read below.
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“In light of the allegations about Alex Fitzpatrick, we have ended our relationship with him and Holy Roar as a label, effective immediately.”
They continued: “We have zero tolerance for abusive behaviour and stand in solidarity with those that have come forward.”
Other bands signed too Holy Roar have also addressed the allegations and are in the process of making further decisions.
Palm Reader, whom have their fourth record, ‘Sleepless’ set to be released at the end of October 2020 with the label have said:
“aware of the recent allegations against Alex Fitzpatrick”, and are “currently in conversation with our team on how to move forward”.
“Abusive behaviour is not to be tolerated under any circumstances and is something we as a band and individuals take very seriously,” they stated.
Svalbard have also added:
“We stand with survivors and we always will. It takes so much courage to speak out, we are sending all of our support to those affected. We are currently figuring out our next steps, and will update this when we are able.”
“I am deeply disturbed by the allegations made against Alex Fitzpatrick of Holy Roar Records,” posted vocalist Serena Cherry, sharing the band’s collective statement. “This is everything we stand against inSvalbard. Sending solidarity and support to the victims and those affected.”
Justine Jones (Employed To Serve) says:
We have spent the last 24 hours in horror of the allegations that have been made against Alex Fitzpatrick, the owner of Holy Roar Records.
The extremely serious allegations are against everything that myself, Sam, Wil and our bands – stand for.
We, the labels employees are resigning from working with Holy Roar effective immediately.
We are sorry for the long silence. It was a lot for us to process with our bands and personally and we found out the same time as the public.
Alex will be making his own statement in due course.
Justine, Sam and Wil.
At the time of writing, Fitzpatrick and Holy Roar have not posted anything against the allegations.
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
Did you think I’d forget? I didn’t this time! It’s time for another round of ten great recent music video’s. Let get going!
First up is a great band called Bully and their new video for the track, “Focused’.
Now let’s turn things up a little. This UK group are set to drop a new record ‘Time Will Die’ this year but until then we have the video for their latest single. This is Rolo Tomassi and their video for ‘Aftermath’.
Fall Out Boy’s new record ‘Mania’ has been out in the world for just under a month now but they aren’t shy on the singles. This is the fifth from the record and the video for ‘Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) sees them hosting and selling products on a shopping channel. A little weird I know, but lets see what happens.
After a great 2017 for this British metal group, they’re tipped for better things this year. With the release of ‘Immanentize Eschaton’, there’s no doubt it will be a great 2017. This is Venom Prison.
This next band are currently on tour supporting Dream State but the rising Londoner’s known as Chapter and Verse has debuted a video to accompany their track ‘Magazines’ which initially dropped in November.
Next up, Silverstein have released a fantastic video for their track ‘Whiplash’ which is off their ninth record, ‘Dead Reflection’ which also acts as a continuation for ‘Lost Positives’.
Now, the punk rockers Rise Against have added to their latest full-length record, ‘Wolves’, which was released last year. This is their video for a track off Wolves called House On Fire.
Now every week there’s always a group I’m always following, it’s time for that group. These come from the post-hardcore legends known as Senses Fail and this is their single from their upcoming record, ‘If There Is Light, It Will Find You’. Be sure to check this one out this week! Here’s the video.
Now for an unsigned group. This is from the stellar rockers from Manchester, Counterpoint. It’s from their upcoming EP, ‘If Not Now, When? and its the video for the track, ‘Leave It All Behind’.
Lastly, this video comes from the legendary rockers The Wonder Years which sees their first release of new music in three years since No Closer To Heaven in 2015. Now, their upcoming release, Sister Cities, comes out on April 6th. This is the video for the title track.
More festival news ahead! ArcTanGent Festival has announced the first bands for the three-day festival set on Fernhill Farm on 16th -18th August 2018.
UK Festivals this year are looking better than ever and there’s no exception for ArcTanGent Festival.
Here’s who’s playing.
Giraffes? Giraffes!, And So I Watch You From Afar, Pianos Become Teeth, Alpha Male Tea Party, Rolo Tomassi, Jamie Lenman, Foxing, Gallops, Talons, Bossk, Svalbard, Gulfer, Body Hound and GUG have all been announced for the Bristol festival.