Toundra detail 5th album Vortex

Toundra (Image credit: Valentin Suarez)

Spanish instrumental outfit Toundra have revealed that their fifth studio album will be titled Vortex.

The band confirmed in December that the record would arrive on April 27 via InsideOut Music/Century Media.

Now they’ve given further details, showing the cover art and revealing the full tracklist.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album’s title, the band say: “On September 19, 2012, we arrived at a venue called Vortex Surfer Musiklub in Siegen – a small town in Germany.

“We played there, the venue got packed and everything about that night, including the warm welcome from everybody working there, was incredible. We fell in love with that small venue and the house next to it where we slept that night.

“Since then, we played Vortex five or six times and there has always been that same great fond feeling from the people there. So, this upcoming album is called Vortex.”

They add: “We leave behind the roman numbers and want to use this as a way to thank all the promoters, people working in venues, labels, agencies, fans and everyone who has helped us over the years to live this dream.

“We can’t wait for you to hear some of the music.”

Toundra will head out on tour across Europe throughout May. Find details below, along with the Vortex cover art and tracklist.

Toundra Vortex tracklist

  1. Intro Vortex
  2. Cobra
  3. Tuareg
  4. Cartavio
  5. Kingston Falls
  6. Mojave
  7. Roy Neary
  8. Cruce Oeste

Toundra 2018 tour dates

May 04: Bordeaux Void, France
May 05: Paris Supersonic, France
May 06: Amersterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
May 08: Geneva Usine, Switzerland
May 09: Gent Dok, Belgium
May 10: London Hoxton Square Bar, UK
May 12: Leeds, venue TBA, UK
May 13: Glasgow Nice ’N Sleazy, UK
May 14: Bristol Exchange, UK
May 16: Cologne Jungle, Germany
May 17: Stuttgart Keller Club, Germany
May 18: Luxembourg Rocas, Luxembourg
May 19: Hamburg Molotow, Germany
May 20: Copenhagen KB18, Germany
May 23: Berlin BiNuu, Germany
May 24: Dresden Groovestation, Germany
May 25: Plzen Papirna, Czech Republic
May 26: Budapest A38, Hungary
May 27: Vienna Viper Room, Austria
May 29: Lyon Le Farmer, France
May 30: Marseille Molotov, France

Toundra: IV

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