Take a peek inside TORA’s origins with their hand picked guide to Byron Bay
Electronic tastemakers and soulful four-piece, TORA have had a speedy rise to the top, as their music continues to bring blissful vibes to any who listen.
These born and bred Byron-ers paved their path of success with a debut EP all the way back in 2013, captivating listeners from around the world and gaining a pretty high reputation for their chillaxed, feel-good electronica. These lads have a knack for compiling sounds together to create a floating vessel of serenity being of no surprise as to why they’re sided along artists such as JAMES BLAKE and TORO Y MOI.
Performing at Glastonbury, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape UK and Canadian Music Week and touring alongside artists such as RUFUS, MIAMI HORROR and SAFIA, Tora have become a household name, making it even more sweeter to claim them as our own. Their latest release, ‘Another Case’ is a glorious example of their unique and adventurous production and provides a small but sweet, sweet taste of their debut album Take A Rest, which was released recently to widespread critical acclaim.
These lads are creating everything their hometown of Byron stands for, to chill out and embrace what’s around you. In light of this, their upcoming album and national tour, we asked the lads to provided us with a Hometown Guide, an intricate look into the mystical land of Byron and their perfect picks for scenery, food, fun and just plain ol’ adventure!
Nuine music & arts boutique
A boutique dance music event boasting great electronic music in unique locations. From, house, disco, techno and experimental We put these events on every few months as we feel there isn’t enough small dance events in the area. Our first edition was in April and we hope to host another soon.
Howl and Moan records
A record store with a homely feel, regular live music, and a tasty cup of coffee.
Broken Head walk/beach
A great spot to watch sunset, sunrise or just have a stroll. Incredible views here
Table view cafe
Great food, great coffee and lovely staff in the town of brunswick heads about 10 minutes from byron
Punch and daisy
Another great coffee & breakfast spot this time in Mullumbimby 10 minutes from byron bay. Good space outside to sit in shade or sun amongst some nice plants.
A great hike and view of the hinterland & forest of the byron shire, not to mention being on top of that waterfall is a lovely feeling.
Brunswick heads at high tide.
A great spot to swim in crystal clear blue water or sit by the river.
Stand out coffee in a town that has some serious competition.
Nudge nudge wink wink
The monthly Sunday afternoon house/disco/techno event in Billinudgel. A non for profit boogie extravaganza and for a good cause. Definitely worth a visit if you happen to land in byron on the right Sunday.
Treehouse on belongil
Great food, drinks, djs and live music in a lovely location with beautiful staff. We’ve done residencies here a bunch amongst our selves. Many good times have been had.
‘TAKE A REST’ ALBUM TOUR DATES
Special guests to be announced
Tickets on sale now
23 June / Howler / Melbourne
24 June / Oxford Art Factory / Sydney
30 June / Brightside / Brisbane
1 July / The Northern / Byron Bay
7 July / Jive Bar / Adelaide
8 July / Amplifier Bar / Perth
9 July / Mojo’s / Fremantle
Words by NATALIE TURNER