Official press release:
Stockholm, Sweden’s rock quintet Like Torches have greatly evolved since the release of 2013’s Keep Your Head High. The band can be best described as “alternative, driving, infectious, modern, pop-punk inspired, testosterone fueled yet melodically uplifting rock for 2018.” These five passionate musicians have worked diligently and hard on two continents over the last several years to create a fresh, stellar rock album for the current times. We are confident fans of guitar driven, melodic rock will appreciate and embrace what they have created on their Victory debut Loves And Losses. If you like rock music- one listen to the first single “Silver Lines” will make you a believer.
Vocalist Jonathan Karn explains:
“We have never met a label as enthusiastic and excited about Like Torches as Victory, so we are all intrigued to see what we can accomplish together. It is an honor to be working with a label that has released so many of the legendary records we grew up listening to.”
Yellowcard vocalist Ryan Key took lead as producer as the Swedish outfit packed up and took to the streets of Nashville to create their upcoming album Loves And Losses. Key interjects:
“It’s hard to explain the excitement hearing your work completed like this, so proud of these dudes and these songs.”
On the recording of the band’s first material in over two years, Karn explains:
“We wanted to combat our normal surroundings, and the culture of ‘Music City’ helped us be more creative and filled us with so much inspiration so we could find our perfect sound. We literally explored new territories and that allowed us to feel the highs and lows of being in a band, hence the name Loves And Losses.”
Echoing that sentiment on the new track “Silver Lines”, Karn admits:
“Sometimes you feel like everything around you is falling apart. Nothing goes the way you planned, and you’re doing everything you can to find some kind of light in the end of the tunnel. It’s like the chorus reads, ‘Somewhere high in a golden sky, memories, broken dreams, burning in the light.’ Somewhere out there, there’s an answer. You just have to find it.”
Like Torches, rounded out by second vocalist and guitarist Daniel Karn, guitarist Erik Thyr, bassist Zakarias Faleij and drummer Jimmy Brunkvist, have toured with such artists as Hit The Lights, Memphis May Fire, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard and many others across Europe, Japan, the United States and Australia. Karn promises fans:
“To everyone that has supported us through this journey: We took our time on this one. We wanted to make it right. And we did. The record came out sounding just the way we hoped and dreamed it would. Thank you so much for the patience and see you on the road soon!”
“Silver Lines” is available digitally now here.