TORRES
CONFIRMS UK/EU RELEASE OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT AND UK DATES
TORRES
Release Date: 11th November 2013
Formats: CD/LP/DL
 
 
 
TRACKLISTING 
01. Mother Earth, Father God 
02. Honey
03. Jealousy and I
04. November Baby
05. When Winter’s Over
06. Chains
07. Moon & Back
08. Don’t Run Away, Emilie
09. Come To Terms
10. Waterfall 
 

“[TORRES] is an overwhelming rush of feeling, and it connects with throat-seizing immediacy.” –Pitchfork
 
“These songs feel as if they were bound to come crawling out of Scott’s body no matter what she did or where she was, a strange litter of scowling, writhing fuzzballs just dead set on getting born.” –eMusic

WATCH Torres

When does a musician finally hit upon his or her particular "sound"? For some, it bursts forth from their body fully formed; for others, it takes months or sometimes years of trial-and-error. For Mackenzie Scott, the singer- songwriter from Nashville who performs under the name Torres, the foundation and framework of her distinctive sound were already in place but it just needed that one crucial final piece.
 
"My family pitched in to get me a Gibson 335 last year for Christmas," she says. "I didn't quite find the sound I was looking for until I started playing electric." Listen to her self-titled debut album and you'll hear just how crucial that instrument is to her songs now. The delicacy and intimacy that was born from acoustic roots are still there, but now that she's fully plugged in, her music has intensified, with deeper shades of darkness creeping into the mix. 
The album also carries with it a rawness and humanism that only serves to increase the feelings of isolation, longing, fear, guilt, revelation, and resolution that Scott expresses beautifully throughout. Torres was recorded over the course of five days in a Tennessee home owned by fellow singer-songwriter Tony Joe White (he of "Polk Salad Annie" fame), and recorded live to tape with as few overdubs as could be managed.
 
The effect provides the album with a rough-hewn beauty. The cracks that sharpen the edges of songs like the pointed "Jealousy & I" or the drum machine-driven "Chains" gives listeners an even starker look into the heart of these deeply felt songs. And if you lean in close, you might be able to hear the creak of the wooden floors in the house and the hum of the tape machine capturing it all.
 
With Torres, Scott spills every inch of her soul on these tracks, reflecting the joys and sorrows, and the unpredictability and uncertainty of life and love. 
LIVE DATES:

02-Nov Holland Amsterdam London Calling @ Paradiso
04-Nov Belgium Gent Café Video
05-Nov Germany Hamburg Knust
06-Nov Germany Berlin Lido
08-Nov Germany Munich Hansa 39
09-Nov Germany Frankfurt Zoom
10-Nov Germany Cologne Gebaude 9
13-Nov UK London Borderline
14-Nov UK Brighton Green Door Store
16-Nov Greece Athens Six D.O.G.S
18-Nov Ireland Dublin Sugar Club
 
Nita Keeler
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nita.keeler@gmail.com
 
    

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