Into The Horrors? Then you might dig TOY, who are conversant in all things traditionally indie rock and/or post-punk. There are psychedelic and garage elements here as well. Their overt allegiance to mid-80s Jesus and Mary Chain reverb-laden mud rock and Echo & The Bunnymen croon could lead one to cite the soundtrack from Some Kind of Wonderful as the band's chief influence. Decent songs with decent videos.
All info comes courtesy of Cooperative Music.
TOY unveil video for "Lose My Way"
s/t record due 9/11 on Heavenly Recordings / Cooperative Music
WATCH: "Lose My Way"
LISTEN: "Dead & Gone"
"They punch all the right cult-rock buttons, merging garage-rock violence, post-punk drama, krautrock's motorik rush and effects-pedal psychedelia into a blitzing racket." – The Guardian
TOY have revealed the video for third single "Lose My Way." It's the second TOY video directed by Joe Morris who was also behind the cut for "Motoring."
The band's s/t record hits streets on September 11th, 2012 through Heavenly Recordings / Cooperative Music.
Recorded during the spring of 2012 with Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills) in his South London studio, the track listing of the 11-track album is as follows:
1. Colour's Running Out
2. The Reasons Why
3. Dead & Gone
4. Lose My Way
5. Drifting Deeper
7. My Heart Skips A Beat
9. Make It Mine
10. Walk Up To Me
Debut single "Left Myself Behind" is now available in the US on limited edition fade-in/fade-out 7" vinyl.
TOY is a Korg Delta led five-piece formed in 2010. It consists of Tom Dougall (Vox/Guitars), Dominic O'Dair (Guitars), Maxim Barron (Bass/Vox), Alejandra Diez (Synthesizers/Modulation) and Charlie Salvidge (Drums/Vox). TOY's musical influences incorporate a wide range of genres including punk, psychedelia, krautrock, post rock to name a few and they explore experimental recording techniques in the studio.
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