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Rolo Tomassi: 'Core Values

As Rolo Tomassi celebrate their 10th anniversary, singer Eva Spence tells us how they’ve grown into one of UK hardcore’s success stories, and why they’re determined to keep on going...

It’s 2005. The first Guitar Hero game is released, Marilyn Manson gets married and James Blunt releases the musical shitshow You’re Beautiful. Meanwhile, in a small village on the outskirts of Sheffield, a bunch of teenagers are having a band practice in their drummer’s shed, unaware of the adventures that lie ahead. They are Rolo Tomassi.

“It doesn’t feel like it’s been 10 years,” admits vocalist Eva Spence. “It’s crazy that we’ve made it this long, that we’re so enthusiastic about it and that we still want to do it.”

And it’s undoubtedly this enthusiasm and drive that has kept the Tomassi train rolling during the past decade, leading them to become bright lights in British hardcore while staying resolutely understated.

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