Southampton three-piece TOREADOR release their debut single ‘Ashes’ today and it’s a strong statement of intent from the band—a hip-shaking groove powered by a distorted bassline that rattles headlong into a meaty chorus, all riddled with an easy desert-rock cool and charisma that shows plenty of promise.
Commenting on the song, front man Jack Wilson said: “Ashes originally came from an idea of wanting to write a heavier track that people could still dance to—we wanted to create a track that really bounces. Lyrically it’s about a relationship between two totally incompatible people, and how sometimes it’s better to just cut your losses and walk away.”
The track was recorded at The Ranch Production House, Southampton by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Milk Teeth, Boston Manor, Departures, Muskets and Landscapes), and the video was filmed at Casemates Rehearsal Studios in Portsmouth and directed by Gingerdope Photography (Casey, Shit Present).
The band will be hitting the road this month on a short run of live dates including a London show on 23rd January at The Dublin Castle, and an appearance at Icebreaker Festival in Portsmouth.
TOREADOR live dates:
23.01.19 – London – The Dublin Castle
25.01.19 – Southampton – Heartbreakers (single release show)
26.01.19 – Portsmouth – The Fat Fox (Icebreaker Festival)