Someone Needs A Ritual

by Torches

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We are very pleased to announce that, following in from their acclaimed debut single 'Sky Blue & Ivory' b/w 'Silent Film', London noir-pop five piece Torches are set to release their second single 'Someone Needs A Ritual' on November 5th with us, Heart Throb Records.

Taking a lead from 'Sky Blue & Ivory's dark anthemry, 'Someone Needs A Ritual' displays the five-pieces fast-pace darkened twitchs. 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 at the end of October - as well as NME, The Guardian and The Fly amongst many others, 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, Nic Smith, Alex Sprogis, Steph Anderson and Ed Kellend.

"Is there anything better to dispel the gloom than a great bloody WHOMP of glistening guitars and sky-burst choruses? [...] akin to a giddier I Like Trains." NME

"Theirs is a sparse, sinisterly-tinged gothic sound with frontman Charlie Drinkwater’s baritone vocals commanding attention amid a fusion of intense drumming and rolling ominous waves from the organ." Clash

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released 05 November 2012

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