Touch's comeback album Tomorrow Never Comes will exhaust your supply of air keyboards

Long-lost US pomp-rockers Touch scratch their 41-year-old itch with Tomorrow Never Comes

Touch: Tomorrow Never Comes
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Notwithstanding a second album so poorly produced (by Todd Rundgren) that their label were forced to shelve it, Touch are back in business more than four decades after their cult favourite self-titled debut and appearing at the inaugural Monsters Of Rock Festival

Featuring all four original members, Tomorrow Never Comes is a varied, thrilling and completely unexpected return. 

It’s so pomp-tastic that over the course of a half-dozen spins this reviewer wore out two sets of air keyboards and had to send a third for an MOT.

Epic pieces such as Swan Song and Frozen Ground are micro-symphonies in their own right, but let’s get one thing straight: Touch can rock; Let It Come is forged on a riff reminiscent of their best-known tune Don’t You Know What Love Is. They also wave that fact in our faces with a ditty called L’il Bit Of Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.