Torche have released their fourth album titled ‘Restarter’, three years after their critically acclaimed album Harmonicraft. Sounding comfortably at home for their first release with Relapse Records, ‘Restarter’ has received widespread praise from Rolling Stone (“bass-booming”), Revolver (“The album finds them further honing their ‘heavy pop’ approach, infusing sludgy, bass-heavy slabs of sound with bright and buoyant melodies”), Decibel (“a clamorous slab of riff-driven sludge-pop”), Spin (“thundering”), Stereogum (“They are masters of melody and songwriting”) and Outburn (“ridiculously catchy”).
Accompanying the new release, Torche also invited fans to try their skills at Torche vs. Robots: Annihilation Affair, a single-player game featuring each of the Torche band members as characters trying to save the city of Miami from destruction bend robots, naturally. Head over to the website to test your metal: torchevsrobots
‘Restarter’ was released on 24th Feb in the US, 23rd Feb in the UK/World, and 20th Feb in Ger/BENELUX and is available on iTunes, as well as the deluxe version, by clicking the iTunes icon below.
Head over to Noisey to stream the album in full: