Tonochrome

Tonochrome

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Tonochrome's music is immersed in contemporary soundscaping with a mix of electronic elements, truly organic rock riffs and odd meters, occasionally cavernous reverby production and some heartfelt, direct songwriting which is bolstered by the production flourishes.

Biography


Tonochrome is a fresh 5-piece London band who recently released their self-entitled debut EP, via ‘Rough Trade’ and ‘Bandcamp.’ Their music is best described as 21st century alternative rock.

Having only formed in September 2011 the band have progressed leaps and bounds. The EP which was recorded throughout a mild winter in Brooklyn, marked the beginning of the journey. On their return to London early 2012, they made a huge impression on the London gigging circuit, and managed to have the rest of the year fully booked up by summer.

Tonochrome’s EP hits somewhere like a lost gem from the mid 90s American underground and forward-thinking balladry. Their debut is immersed in contemporary soundscaping with a mix of electronic elements, truly organic rock riffs and odd meters, occasionally cavernous reverby production and some heartfelt, direct songwriting which is bolstered by the production flourishes. In collaboration with Norwegian artist Hedvig S. Thorkilsen, they created a unique series of silk prints, one used as the EP cover and another printed on an aluminum plate, cut into 16 pieces and packaged as a unique limited edition series of the EP.

The band consisting of Mike Elliot (bass, voice), Charlie Cawood (guitar), Steve Holmes (keys, voice, percussion), Andres Razzini (voice, guitar) and Agelis Zevgoulas (drums) have a bright future stating “Since the EP the writing process has developed into a much more collective affair, taking advantage of everyone’s rich musicianship and complementary different musical backgrounds, with a clear direction and a wide spectrum of ideas evolving.”

Lyrics

Let it Begin

Written By: Andres Razzini

Draw your starting line and go
No hurry
No one’s waiting
It’s your chance to host the show

Push the buttons it’s your call
You look back
No one’s waiving
Beat time and start it all

Brick by brick bring down your wall
No one else will fight your battles
Waiting longer won’t make it fall

Pull the strings
Make it dance
Let the curtain rise

Let it Begin
It’s the scene with all the action
Let it Begin
This is it, no dress rehearsal

Gods and Demons

Written By: Andres Razzini

All these voices in our heads
Telling us what to do next
Silence has better ideas

All these images and dreams
Showing us what life could be
Reality is far greater

Circumstantial incidents
Trying to define our fate
I have no such thing as destiny

Abandon all hope
It will drag your fear away

Good and evil
Gods and demons
Our ends and our beginnings

Abandon all hope
It will drag your fear away
Do you feel freer?

Masterminds of good and evil
Architects of gods and demons
Our ends and our beginnings

Punctuation Marks

Written By: Andres Razzini

Where does it start?
I’m half way and see no starting line
Where does it end?
How do I know there is no turning back

Beginning or end
Two sides of the same gate
The seasons don’t care
For our punctuation marks

Let me pick a memory
That I can call the start
Let me say when time has come
To call it dead and done

Where did it start?
I look back and see no warning sign
Does it, does it end?
How can I know… stop and see what happens now

Discography

Tonochrome - EP (2012)