in 1998 Torchous arose from berlin's independent music scene. in the past five years, they have played countless shows all over the country, supporting and teaming up with bands like blonde redhead, sensefield, cable car theory, kevlar, slowride, pale, pleasure forever, sometree, delbo, masonne and seidenmatt, to name but a few. in 2001 they autonomously released the ep »rock beat break«. in 2002 the band produce their first album »cut the plans« under the direction of berlin based producer anton k. feist. sinnbus records releases »cut the plans« in july 2003.