Torche Share “Loose Men” via Rolling Stone



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Torche have premiered “Loose Men,” the third song to be heard from the outfit’s forthcoming album, Restarter (Feb. 24, Relapse Records), via Rolling Stone (
The Southeastern quartet are on the current cover of New Noise Magazine and their new album received a perfect 10 from Outburn, with the magazine calling “Loose Men” a “ridiculously catchy rocker” and saying the album is a “brawny, muscular, cohesive hard rock [album] that honors its stylistic forbearers while distinguishing itself from its peers.”
The band has added a hometown record release show, March 4 at Churchill’s Pub, to the previously announced tour dates which are:
March 4     Miami, Fl     Churchill’s Pub #
March 6     Atlanta, GA     The Masquerade
March 7     Birmingham, AL     The Bottletree
March 8     Baton Rouge, LA     Spanish Moon
March 9     Houston, TX     Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
March 10     Austin, TX     Red 7
March 11     Dallas, TX      Club Dada #
March 12     Memphis, TN     The Hi-Tone
March 13     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird
March 14     Chicago, IL     Empty Bottle
March 15     Milwaukee, WI     The Cactus Club
March 17     Cleveland, OH    The Grog Shop
March 18     Grand Rapids, MI     The Pyramid Scheme
March 20     Detroit, MI     The Pike Room
March 21     Toronto, ON     Lee’s Palace
March 22     Montreal, QC     Bar Le Ritz
March 23     Buffalo, NY     Mohawk Place
March 25     Boston, MA     Great Scott
March 26     Brooklyn, NY     St. Vitus
March 27     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts
March 28     Richmond, VA     Strange Matters #
March 29     Washington, DC     DC 9 #
May 2     Leipzig, DE     Taubchental
May 3     Wroclaw, PL     Asymmetry Festival
May 4     Prague, CZ     007
May 5     Munich, DE     Ampere
May 6     Milan, IT     Lo Fi Club
May 8     Barcelona, SP     Rocksound
May 9     Madrid, SP     Boute Live!
May 10     Lisbon, PT     Musicbox
May 11     Bilbao, SP     Kafe Antzokia
May 13     Zurich, SZ     Dynamo
May 14     Wiesbaden, DE     Schlachthoff
May 15     Cologne, DE     Underground
May 16     Berlin, DE     Hafenklang
May 18     Nijmegen, NL     Merelyn
May 19     Haarlem, NL     Patronaat
May 20     Paris, FR     Glazart
May 21     Antwerp, BE     Kavka
May 22     London, UK     Underworld *
May 23     Leeds, UK     Belgrave Social Club *
May 24     Galway, IR     Roisin Dubh
May 25     Cork, IR     Craine Lane
May 26     Dublin, IR     Grand Social
May 27     Belfast, IR     The Limelight
May 28     Glasgow, UK     CCA **
May 29     Manchester, UK     Sound Control **
May 30     Bristol, UK     Temples Festival
May 31     Nimes, FR     This is Not a Love Song
June 1     Nantes, FR     Le Ferrailleur
All U.S. dates w/Wrong; Nothing appears on all dates except when noted with a #
* – w/Henry Blacker
** – w/Kings and Henry Blacker
Torche has previously previewed two new songs from Restarter: “Minions” (, a track Stereogum described as “a towering, walloping steamroller of a song” and “Annihilation Affair” ( which Spin dubbed “a thundering single” and went on to describe as  featuring “pulverizing eardrums with screeching, sludgy guitars, head-pounding percussion, and gut-wrenchingly aggressive vocals.”
Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders available now with songs “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions.  Digital pre-orders offer an instant download of “Annihilation Affair” and “Minions” (, Bandcamp ( and physically via Relapse (
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