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Rolo Tomassi Announce New Album
Laurie Tuffrey , September 14th, 2012 05:53

Third album Astraea out on November 5; UK tour dates below

Rolo Tomassi have announced that their third album, Astraea, will be out on November 5 via Destination Moon Records.

The LP promises both some of their heaviest material yet, matched to a showcasing of their lighter, more melodic side, and marks their first album with new members Nathan Fairweather and Chris Cayford.

Says keyboardist and vocalist James Spence: "At the first practice with Chris and Nathan, we demoed ideas for what would make a few of the songs that ended up on the album. It was a worry that it would take time to bed the new members in but the chemistry between us with writing was unbelievable. This album is exactly the direction I wanted to push the band in post-Cosmology and I don't think we could have done it without Chris and Nathan,."

The band are supporting the album's release with a tour of the UK - here are the dates:

Sun 21 - Fleece, Bristol
Mon 22 - Haunt, Brighton
Tue 23 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed 24 - Rainbow, Birmingham
Thu 25 - Cockpit, Leeds
Fri 26 - Sumo, Middlesbrough
Sat 27 - Deaf Institute, Manchester
Sun 28 - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Tue 30 - Arts Centre, Norwich
Wed 31 - XOYO, London