Byron Bay electronic quartet Tora will headline Nocturnal with their blissful sounds in October, celebrating the release of their sophomore LP Can't Buy the Mood, out 9 August. Joining the band at the Museum are Brisbane DJ and producer Sampology W/Middle Name Dance Band and rising star Eilish Gilligan (DJ set).
Tora have been spun on the BBC by Sir Elton John, clocked 100 million+ streams globally, and sold out sets in Melbourne, Paris, and London. Tone Deaf called them 'enthralling'. Triple J's Dave Ruby Howe declared their sounds 'smooth like butter'. Melbourne, this is your once chance to catch Tora live on this tour.
The band will also appear in at The Lansdowne, Sydney, on Thursday 12 September and The Northern, Byron Bay, on Friday 27 September.
In 2017 Tora released their debut album, 'Take A Rest' , which was added to high rotation on triple j and received acclaim from Elton John (Beats 1), Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1), BBC 6 Music, rotation on Germany’s Flux FM and Radio Eins, as well as being a favourite amongst global tastemakers such as Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle and Pigeons & Planes. Alongside spins from LA’s premiere radio outlet KCRW, the album united fans and tastemakers and connected with all corners of the planet.
After playing at Glastonbury, Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, and also supporting artists like RÜFÜS DO SOL, SAFIA and Miami Horror, the release of 'Take A Rest' saw Tora return to touring the world, supporting the likes of Oh Wonder (UK), as well as showcasing the album live in extensive jaunts through the UK, Europe and Australia and performing their own sold-out shows in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Melbourne and at home in Byron Bay.
Melbourne electro-pop songwriter Eilish Gilligan is one known for her remarkable, intimate, individualistic and optimistic sound. Sharing lineups with Alex Lahey, Mallrat, Woodes E^ST, Confidence Man and more, her songs have gathered wide appraisal. "This Melbourne maker of electro-pop is a triple j Unearthed favourite...her expansive, emotionally resonant work has got us gaga." – triple j
With a background of producing, DJ Sampology has perfected the incorporation of live and sampled instrumentation. Brisbane native, his individualism and versatility as an artist grows from DJ skills rooted in turntablism-a rarity amongst electronic producers.