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Rolo Tomassi

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Sheffield, England (2005 – present)

Rolo Tomassi are an experimental extreme punk band from Sheffield, England. Their name is taken from the fictional character Rollo Tomasi in the film LA Confidential. The band formed in 2005 and set their local scene alight by playing a synth driven technical mix of styles and genres difficult to define in a single word.

The band self-released their first demo shortly after forming. Shortly after 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 self titled EP. This EP featured re-recorded songs from previous demo’s and EP’s 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 played a very well received show at Download Festival. The band signed to Hassle Records, and released their debut album, entitled ‘Hysterics’, on 22nd September 2008.

In August 2009, Rolo played at Underage Festival, which on the whole was received well by the audience.

On May 24th, 2010, Rolo Tomassi released their second album, Cosmology. The first single from the album; Party Wounds, was released on the bands MySpace a few weeks prior to Cosmology’s release.

In conjunction with World Record Store Day 2011, the band released an anthology entitled Eternal Youth. The first release on their own record label named, Destination Moon.

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  • Divlyfein

    @raketo I had a similar experience just today. Listened to Eternal Youth and pretty much took this band to the next level for me. I really love them anyways, but before today I had only listened to Astraea and Cosmology.

    30 Jul 8:00pm Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    I really cannot wait for their follow-up to Astraea, they've really come out of their shell and are more distinct than their previous albums.

    26 Jul 8:57am Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    @brootinho: The stuff that's on Eternal Youth, their pre-Hysterics stuff is pretty damn grindcore.

    26 Jul 8:56am Reply
  • raketo

    Listened to Eternal Youth yesterday and i think its my favourite Album right now.

    27 Jun 10:11pm Reply
  • urfuturehusband

    dem tities

    25 May 4:07am Reply
  • brootinho

    vv they won't, give up

    11 May 6:50pm Reply
  • brootinho

    having grindcore elements and/or influences does not make this band grindcore, m8.

    11 May 6:49pm Reply
  • alin1

    This group would be much better if they would leave behind the horrible "singing". It's really grating and obscures the instrumental. I'm still hoping they will change their singing style in the future.

    8 May 12:20am Reply
  • Mad_Tick

    now it's my favorite band

    7 May 11:31pm Reply
  • A13k5G

    La pava está buena me han dicho xd

    26 Apr 9:24am Reply
  • Jealousheart

    Роллы в томате

    25 Apr 9:05pm Reply
  • roll_tape

    https://bodyhound.bandcamp.com/ For those of you who miss the two Joe's check out there new project Body Hound. Think of all the proggy mathy riffs that made you love Rolo in the first place and add in Calvin's (ex-Antares and the only man to ever cover for Nicholson on tour) OTT riffs and you'll realise you're missing your new favorite band already. https://www.facebook.com/Bodyhound The album is streaming free over on bandcamp and also available for free download/Pay what you want.

    15 Apr 11:00am Reply
  • ksandra_naglaya

    Шикарные ведь

    13 Apr 12:36pm Reply
  • Romulus666

    Mathcore/grindcore/expereimental. try listening to the music, m8.

    30 Mar 5:58pm Reply
  • brootinho

    \/ this band isn't grindcore.

    29 Mar 2:38am Reply
  • Romulus666

    Hot woman makes good grindcore? I approve

    16 Mar 4:11pm Reply
  • Fgs_fds

    "Kasia" 10/10

    5 Mar 1:46pm Reply
  • CheezburgersLOL

    Way underrated. I was surprised I liked Astraea as much as I did.

    26 Feb 12:49am Reply
  • ckomorov

    i love eva

    4 Feb 7:51pm Reply
  • pofloyd

    jazzy

    31 Jan 2:24pm Reply
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