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Approved: Rolo Tomassi – Stage Knives

By | Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Rolo Tomassi

Rolo Tomassi have released the first track from their upcoming new album ‘Grievances’, which is due out on 1 Jun. Titled ‘Stage Knives’, the track marks the band’s tenth anniversary and their first new material for three years.

And the good news is, the band have lost nothing of what always made them so great. They deftly balance shifts between heavy and ambient sounds, fierce roaring and gentle singing, complex riffs and simple melodies.

The band’s James Spence says of the track: “For me, this [song] captures the more cathartic side to ‘Grievances’. This particular song was written about moving away from somewhere that had effectively shaped who I was as a person and what I’d left behind”.

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