They met in 2016, released some songs and really kicked off their band-project in 2019: Years later, Tors has more than just arrived in the music industry. The trio from the UK is making a name for themselves in the German charts with songs like Miracle and as the support band for James Blunt, they inspired the audience in the Olympiahalle in Munich. Afterward, I had the pleasure to talk to Matt and Theo Weedon and Jack Bowden.

Asea of lights for the three young men from Devon: thousands of people rhythmically moved their flashlights to the beat of the music as Tors performed their unreleased song Only For You in the middle of their set on Saturday evening. By this point at the latest, the indie-pop trio had captivated the audience with their unique vocal harmonies.

“Munich was definitely one of our favourite shows of the tour,” the band say to me in an interview afterwards. The Olympiahalle holds around 15,500 people and Tors are no strangers to big stages. Since 2019 the band has gained a lot of live experience on tour with a number of stars such as Freya Ridings, Tom Walker, Sam Ryder, Welshly Arms and now James Blunt. In 2023, the three friends finally went on their first own (and sold-out) headline UK tour.

“We will be announcing an European tour”: Indie-pop Trio Tors have big plans for 2024

“We’re just really lucky,” Matt says modestly when asked if 2023 was their breakthrough year. In addition to their own tour, they joined four others and signed a record deal with Glassnote Records – to name just a few. “A lot of things happened for us,” Matt says looking back. Then, looking ahead to 2024, he says: “I think, this year is really exciting, too.”

After all, the trio isn’t just on tour with James Blunt. Their own UK and US tour is already sold out, “and we will be announcing an European tour”. Of course, this also raises the question of whether the band will release their first album soon? “There’s some news coming about a big body of work in a week or two,” Matt reveals without sharing any further details.

Single Only For You will be released on 14th March

It is obvious that the music industry can expect a lot from the trio. Their music already addresses a wide range of topics. Be it songs like Miracle written for “dreamers” or Anything Can Happen in which depression is the theme.

“We’ve been in some pretty bad places and it’s a song that came out of that. It’s beautiful to see it connect with people all around the world. We feel very lucky to share that experience,” Matt briefly tells me about the background of the song.

There is also the love song Only For You, that certainly gave parts of the crowd goosebumps in Munich. It will be released on 14th March – and could definitely be another important milestone in the band’s history.

Article: Michelle Brey

Photography: Louis Alderman