Rolo Tomassi’s Halloween Rescue Rooms show was a late one, with doors not opening until 8 PM, and the band themselves not gracing the stage until 10:45 PM, however the late hour did not dampen the energy of the band or the crowd, who had mostly embraced the Halloween spirit, with the entire band decked out in corpse paint, and guitarist Chris Cayford in a ‘Yodelling Kid’ Mason Ramsay t-shirt. They opened with “Rituals” from their latest album ‘Time Will Die and Love Will Bury
Rolo Tomassi are bringing their intense live show to Rescue Rooms and kicking off their headline tour on Tuesday October 30th in an event that promises to be more of an experience than a typical gig. Simply standing still and taking in frontwoman Eva Spence’s incredible contrasting vocals – from sweet singing to her harsh screams – would be experience enough but even so, no one will be standing still. Once their signature complex riffs kick in there will be no doubt of the en
It’s been ten years since Rolo Tomassi came onto the East Midlands music scene, refusing to be defined and playing their own style of genre defying music. Known for a frenzied performing style and a DIY ethic, those ten years have been exciting ones for a band who took their name from a character in the film “L.A. Confidential”, including a line-up change and a change of record label. Earlier in 2015, they released their fourth album “Grievances”, which was met with acclaim.
Sheffield band, Rolo Tomassi have been quietly building themselves up over the last ten years. Relentlessly refusing to align themselves with any one style, they are a band that are difficult to pigeonhole. “Audacious,” “bold” and “fearless” are all been terms that have been associated with the band, in an effort to define them, yet all they want to do is have fun. Earlier this year, they kicked right back onto the scene with their latest release ‘Grievances’, a searing, feve
Fans who associate Rolo Tomassi with a sense of pure chaos may have to readjust for Astraea. After the departure of Joe Nicholson and his blurry-fingered guitar-dada, as well as bassist Joseph Thorpe, the band recruited members of Brontide and No Coast to complete their lineup, with the result of a more direct and approachable song writing mode. It is their least weird, least technical record, but should not be regarded as the product of compromise. The record’s great strengt