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Tors return with their highly engaging folk-based harmonies on the second single ‘We Say No’ off the upcoming EP ‘Wilder Days’, following their sold out UK tour with Tom Walker at the end of 2017. The title-single ‘Wilder Days’ gained attention from Alt Press, Earmilk and more.
Matt and Theo; two brothers that make up two thirds of Tors, started out their musical careers writing tracks featuring in critically acclaimed Channel 4 Drama – Skins.
Alongside Tors, Matt writes music for multiple big-time Japanese and Korean pop bands, and has also written chart hits in Italy and Poland. In addition, he’s written a song that is currently being supported by Radio 1 – ‘Better’ by Declan J Donovan. Additionally, Tors have made a massive impact with the likes of BBC introducing, 6Music and Radio X and with streams amounting totally over 2 million so far, they’re ready to make waves with the release of their new single ‘We Say No’, recorded naturally in their Dad’s old shed in Devon.
‘We Say No’ holds the bulk of the melancholic presence in Tors’ upcoming EP. The single’s tempo is much faster than its counterparts, and with use of offbeat guitar throughout, it exposes a sense of urgency that embraces aspects of songwriting similar to that of The Mystery Jets. However, the choruses bring back those same stylistic Indie-Folk Tors harmonies and excellent use of toms, creating thistle-thick texture from the 3-piece.
Tors are named after a collection of different rock formations in Devon, where Matt and Theo Weedon (frontmen of Tors) hail from. The brothers, who started the band together, are grandsons of the late Bert Weedon, a famous guitarist during the 50’s and 60’s, and writer of Play In A Day; a book which has been credited by Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, John Lennon (to name a few), for their guitar abilities.
Tors have a big year ahead of them, where they are scheduled to play The Great Escape, as well as a number of U.K festivals this summer; they are sure to turn heads and prick ears in 2018.
“’We Say No’ is about depression and overcoming what can feel like a tidal wave of anxiety; the idea that there is worth and light in the struggle itself. As a band we’ve been knocked back enough times that building ourselves back up turns into it’s own little art form, it’s like breathing, you have to get deflated to let the air in again.” – Tors
The single is available everywhere now.
Live at Leeds, Leeds, 5th May
The Great Escape, Brighton, 18th May
Bushstock Festival, Shepherd’s Bush, 23rd June
Glas-Denbury Festival, Devon, 6th July
110 Above Festival, Leicestershire, 4th August
‘Tors have a wonderfully fresh, entirely natural, feel.’ – Clash
‘Tors’ music is of the soul, of the earth, we can hear it from the first note.’ – Earmilk
‘Tors feel really familiar when you really dig in, but it might just be because I can’t stop listening to them.’ – Ear To The Ground