TOUNDRA announce new album: Vortex – news

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Spanish instrumental rockers Toundra are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album for 27 April 2018.

Following the success of IV, which reached an historic #2 in the Spanish charts, the  new album is titled Vortex with the artwork by Fran Rodríguez from La Cabeza en Las Nubes, who has worked with bands like Weezer.

The band comments: “On September 19 in 2012 we arrived at a venue called Vortex Surfer Musiklub in Siegen, a small town in Germany. We played there, the venue got packed and everything about that night, including the warm welcome from everybody working there, was incredible. We fell in love with that small venue and the house next to it where we slept that night. Since then, we played Vortex five or six times and there has always been that same great fond feeling from the people there. So, this upcoming album is called Vortex. We leave behind the roman numbers and want to use this as a way to thank all the promoters, people working in venues, labels, agencies, fans… and everyone who has helped us over the years to live this dream. We can’t wait for you to hear some of the music”

The album will be released on special edition CD digipak, gatefold black LP + CD & as digital download. You can find the cover artwork and track-listing below:

  1. Intro Vortex
  2. Cobra
  3. Tuareg
  4. Cartavio
  5. Kingston Falls
  6. Mojave
  7. Roy Neary
  8. Cruce Oeste

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The first run of European tour dates were recently announced including some UK gigs – tickets on sale now.
10.05.18, Hoxton Square Bar, London, UK
12.05.18, Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK
13.05.18, Nice ‘n Sleazy, Glasgow, UK
14.05.18, Exchange, Bristol, UK

It’s been an intense 3 years since the band signed with Superball/Century Media in 2014, with whom they released their most recent  album, IV, in January 2015, after the first 3 albums were released independently. Since then the band has performed over 100 concerts in 17 different countries with their instrumental sound combining progressive and post rock making them one of the leaders in the genre.

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Feature by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive. He can be found on Facebook and his website is www.michaelainscoephotography.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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