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Torii

Indie, Netherlands
Booker: Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573 - marijn@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
Although Torii started out as Domenico Mangione’s solo project, the band has grown out to be much more than that. Early 2015, borrowing it’s rhythm section from Voorschoten garage rockers The Mighty Breaks, the band started to work on Domenico’s crudely drawn sketches. Leaning heavily on Olivier Schiphorst’s motorik drums and Joris D. Zuiddam’s lazy bass riffs, the songs started to take shape.

That summer of 2015 the band had set out to record their first real record in Mangione’s own home; an old school-building in which he made a DIY recording studio. This rundown squat became an important part of the recording process and sound of the record. The size of the classrooms meant that they could record every instrument live in the same room, something that would never have been possible without this crummy arts and crafts classroom. The concept of recording ‘live’ created a lot of interesting improvisations, which further emphasized the feeling of the songs. The opening track Värav was completely improvised and can be seen as a symbolic gateway, comparable to the meaning of a Torii itself. During this recording process Jilles van Kleef, former frontman of Twin Shades, joined the band and enriched the songs with devious synths, drawing inspiration from Air to Last Ex. Soon after they played shows at critically renowned festivals such as Incubate and Le Guess Who? and their EP ’Submerged’ was released on ‘Purple Noise Record Club’ (cd) and ‘Geertruida’ (cassette) in 2016. Currently working on their debut album for 2017. 

Booking Info

Booker

Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573
marijn@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

Presskit

AGENDA

HISTORY

2017

Roodkapje
Rotterdam
Paard van Troje
Den Haag (NL)
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Coffee Company - Platosonic
Groningen
Van Onderen @ Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)

2016

Popronde Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Popronde Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden (NL)
Popronde Dordrecht
Dordrecht (NL)
Popronde Assen
Assen
Popronde Haarlem
Haarlem (NL)
Popronde Groningen
Groningen
Popronde Den Bosch
Den Bosch
Popronde Deventer
Deventer (NL)
Popronde Eindhoven
Eindhoven (NL)
Gebr. De Nobel
Leiden (NL)
Popronde Zwolle
Zwolle (NL)
Popronde Apeldoorn
Apeldoorn (NL)
Popronde Nijmegen
Nijmegen (NL)
Indiepark - Vondelpark Openluchttheater
Amsterdam (NL)
Asteriks
Leeuwarden
Haags Pop Centrum
Den Haag
Incubate
Tilburg (NL)
Studio K
Amsterdam (NL)
Drift Festival
Nijmegen (NL)
Tweetakt Festival
Utrecht
De School
Amsterdam