ROLO TOMASSI debut album, â€˜Hystericsâ€™ is out now on Hassle Records. The Sheffield based punk band is comprised of Eva Spence (vocals), Joseph Thorpe (bass), Joe Nicholson (guitar), James Spence (keys) and Edward Dutton (drums),the band formed in 2005 and set their local scene alight by playing â€˜synth driven technical Spazzcoreâ€™. They return to Belfast to play Auntie Annies on Thursday 23rd April after supporting Foals at the recent Mandela Hall date.
Rolo Tomassi name is taken from the fictional character Rollo Tomasi in the film LA Confidential. The band self-released their first demo shortly after forming and then the band pursued a tape release via danger!laser!phaser!razor! where only 200 copies were made. After a split EP with Mirror Mirror the band signed to Holy Roar records after building up a reputation for a fearsome, energetic live show. With Holy Roar the band released their most famous release to date, Their self titled EP. This EP featured re-recorded songs from previous demos and EPs amongst newer songs.To support this EP the band toured up and down the country numerous times, mainly supporting bigger bands such as I Was A Cub Scout and 65daysofstatic. In June 2008, Rolo Tomassi played a very well received show at Download Festival and more recently played support to Foals in the Mandela Hall back in November.
For more see:cdcleisure.com/myspace.com/rolotomassi
AUNTIE ANNIEâ€™S PORTERHOUSE
THURSDAY 23RD APRIL 2009
Ticket Price:Â£7.50 (Subject to booking fee)
In person:From 22 Ticketmaster outlets province wide (Including Zavvi formerly Virgin) / Katy Dalyâ€™s Bar
24hr hotlines:Tel: (NI) 0870 243 4455 (ROI) 0818 719 300
Buy online: geturticket.com/ticketmaster.ie