With the release of their new album ‘Take a Rest’, Tora made an appearance at Jive last night and left us feeling buzzed and groovy.
Opening act Allume made herself at home on a cluttered stage with her keyboard and laptop, her soft voice singing about birthdays and that one time she locked herself out of her house and had to break in through the bathroom window.
Following her was Mookhi, who sounds like an awesome mixture of Disclosure, Proleter and Public Service Broadcasting, with her own twist of whipping out a trumpet and absolutely smashing it.
10:30 hit and so did those ciders, and suddenly the whole room was jamming out to Tora. My favourite thing about their performance was that each song had a different sound; there were no two alike.
Having travelled around the world to write their record, the band was influenced by many different places and was able to create sounds ranging from earthy and soulful to soft rock and alternative. Lead singer Jo switched from husky whispers to clear refrains effortlessly, his voice cleanly hitting those high notes on the song ‘Too Much’.
The boys on stage thrived off and mimicked the crowd’s energy, with favourites ‘Love Life’, ‘Another Case’ and encore song ‘Imperium’ getting everyone down for a boogie.
After the set they hung around to talk to the familiar faces who have followed them since day one.
“There were less people here tonight compared to the previous nights on the tour so far, and Adelaide is a city we haven’t quite cracked yet, but we’re really happy we came because there was such a great vibe tonight and everyone seemed to love it,” says Jo.
If you haven’t listened to their album yet, we highly recommend it. Track three is my favourite.