Biography

Rolo Tomassi, the female-fronted British band NME dubbed “mathcore noise bastards (and bastress),” release their North American debut album, Grievances, on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings.

The band, which hails from Sheffield, formed in 2005, taking their name from the film L.A. Confidential. While Rolo Tomassi have yet to release an album Stateside, the band has toured the U.S. with Jane’s Addiction, joined Dillinger Escape Plan on their European outing and saw their 2010 album, Cosmology, produced by Diplo. Pitchfork said singer Eva Spence is, “equally comfortable singing in a glassy, ethereal coo and a glasses-shattering screech.”

Rolo Tomassi recently previewed “Stage Knives” (https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/rolo-tomassi-stage-knives/s-518bC), a song from the forthcoming eleven-song album via Noisey UK who described the quintet as “one of the UK’s most audacious, dynamic and unrelenting alternative bands.” James Spence, who also sings and plays keyboards, said of the song, “For Me, this captures the more cathartic side to Grievances. This particular song was written about moving away form somewhere that had effectively shaped who I was as a person and what I’d left behind.”

Releases

Cover for Grievances
Grievances

Upcoming Tour Dates

Date Location Venue  
Dec. 12, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
Dec. 13, 2017 Cambridge, MA Middle East
Dec. 14, 2017 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Dec. 15, 2017 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Dec. 16, 2017 Orlando, FL Backbooth
Dec. 17, 2017 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Dec. 18, 2017 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
Dec. 19, 2017 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Dec. 20, 2017 Knoxville, TN The Open Chord
Dec. 21, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Dec. 22, 2017 Buffalo, NY Mohawks
Dec. 23, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar