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Swiss noise rock trio Torpedo releases a new single »HOPE|DREAM« from Broken Clover Records sampler »BCR Clippings #1«

Lausanne, Switzerland based noise rock trio Torpedo has released a new single »HOPE|DREAM«.

»HOPE|DREAM« comes from Broken Clover Records new sampler »BCR Clippings #1«, which just dropped on October 5, 2023. Accompanied by 11 tracks from artists from the label, from dreamy indie to krautrock styles to stoner psych to dubby techno to some fuzzy post-rock.

»HOPE|DREAM« press release:

The noise rock trio torpedo announces the release of »HOPE|DREAM« on the sampler »BCR Clippings #1« by Broken Clover Records, San Francisco.

»HOPE|DREAM« has taken the indie rock form of an accidental opera. The first part is almost pop rock, with light guitars and pleasant, harmonious sounds. Its foundations are anchored by bass, drums and rhythm guitar. The vocals start out spoken, then break out into lyrical choruses. To land with the crash of a fall, in a universe marked by aggressive noise, where the voice becomes fiercely nonchalant and chanted on an arid post-punk setting.

The song had not yet found its place in a set of tracks released by the band. It remained part of the band’s live repertoire, refusing to settle on a single medium until then. Which it does today on the magnificent Broken Clover Records sampler »BCR Clippings #1« with eleven other tracks from the artists of the label. A smashing delight.

»BCR Clippings #1« is released digitally on October 5, 2023.

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As if to protect itself from a chaotic world, torpedo weaves threads around its audience, encompassing it in its noise rock universe with psychedelic echoes. The trio thus creates, during its live or listening performances, a real sensory and mystical experience, which transports and moves.

Founded in 2016 in the Swiss city of Lausanne, torpedo was then made up of Carole Obère, on vocals and guitar, Jérôme Diserens, on bass and keyboard, and machines as only companions. The group draws its energy from its beginnings in an industrial, post-apocalyptic and rough universe approaching no-wave and kraut with a touch of punk, while clinging to the force of wild nature carrier of hope.

Thus, in 2018, when conceiving their first album in remote collaboration with Antoine Pfammatter on drums, the duo escaped from their urban and oppressive environment, to hide in a small house on the Irish west coast. It was there, facing the Atlantic Ocean, to the sounds of the crashing waves and the wind whistling through the windows of a house haunted by – undoubtedly – tortured spirits, that torpedo recorded their first album »Sphynx«. Self-produced, it was released in April 2019. We hear echoes of Sonic Youth, Siouxsie & the Banshees and hints of grunge.

Two months earlier, on February 14th, 2019, the duo met Andries Hannaart. Between the Dutch drummer and the duo, it’s love at first sight. A lightning that falls on the drums, perfectly complementing a voice that chants, murmurs and spits, noisy guitar riffs, bordering on punk, powerful and bewitching bass lines and deep cosmic sound atmospheres.

Having become a trio, torpedo has found the perfect balance. This is perhaps what prompted the group to record their second live LP (vocals, guitar, bass and drums) in early 2020. Taking refuge in their premises, in a newly confined world. This absurd external environment becomes fertile ground for the development of a powerful and saving work. Entitled »Orpheo_ Nebula«, the rock’n’roll, noise and industrial piece built around six poetic texts comes to crown an ultra coherent artistic path. A sincere approach that grips the guts with each listen, transforming the listening experience into a shamanic, introspective and overwhelming adventure.

Loïc Delacour, journaliste, Lausanne 2022

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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