Words By Zack Anthony Curran

Tora at The Lansdowne Hotel, Thursday 12th September


We packed into the grungy band room upstairs at The Lansdowne to see the Byron Bay four piece, Tora. 

With a newly released album packed full of smooth hits Tora delivered an ulta-cool set of mostly new tunes, much to the delight to the sold out room.  

For a band with a pretty technical set up the venue is super lo-fi, but this only added to the charm of it all.

Tora are the kind of band you wish you were best friends with.  Super talented, quirky, easy on the eyes and beautifully shy.

The highlights of the night for me were "Mother Forgot", "Morphine" and "Deviate" which happen to be the first three tracks off their new album "Can't Buy the Mood".

With dreamy synths, vocal and instrumental loops, live drums, bass, rhythm and electric guitar moments this band are producing some serious tunes. 

Complex in both their lyrical content and the musical style, Tora are a perfectly tight outfit at the very top of their game.

It has only been two years since the release of their first album "Take a Rest" and Tora have toured nationally and around the UK/Europe with over 40 album tour shows and sold out sets in Melbourne, Paris and London.

Hopefully you'll catch them live in a few weeks time in Melbourne or Byron and maybe, like this reviewer, you'll have a new favourite band.


Tickets here

Thurs 12 September - The Lansdowne, Sydney
Fri 27 September - The Northern, Byron Bay
Fri 4 October - Nocturnal, Melbourne Museum