Story & photos Eve Jeffery
Derived from the Greek word τώρα meaning now, local band Tora heard that radio station Triple J were choosing a local act to play at Splendour. They uploaded songs to the Unearthed website, and a few weeks later got a call saying they were chosen to play on the Amphitheatre stage.
‘We couldn’t believe our luck,’ says guitarist/vocalist Jo Loewenthal. ‘Everything is just moving so fast. We just released our new single Eat The Sun on Sunday as well, which is the title track from our upcoming EP.’
Tora, who present a chilled electronic/organic combination of sounds, popped into existence in May 2013 and released their debut EP Tora last October. The EP received much love from bloggers and radio stations around the globe.
In April this year, the band embarked on their very first little tour, which took them down the east coast of Australia and gathered them some new fans.
Since then, they have been keeping warm and writing more tunes for their next release, planned for the later months of the year.
Tora, who are Loewenthal, Toby Tunis, Shaun Johnston, Jai Piccone and Thorne Davis, play the Amphitheatre Stage at Splendour at noon on Saturday.