Toy

Toy

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Record Label
Heavenly

About this item

Following a couple of great singles, Toy release their much anticipated debut album, which was recorded during the spring of 2012 with Dan Carey in his South London studio.

STAFF COMMENTS

Andy says: Right from the very start there was something special about this band. By that I mean Piccadilly sold tonnes of their first few singles, before we'd really worked out what was going on! This debut album explains the fuss; it's absolutely brilliant! Sure, they've got all the cool references which older bods will recognise in the House Of Love or even The Church i.e. moody vocals and a certain psych-tinged sense of otherness, but Toy add tasty, motorik grooves and FX-laden shoegaze swathes to a sound that is hypnotic, kaleidoscopic, but most importantly catchy as fuck! They do the arty stuff with the kosmische repetition and well-placed instrumentals, but then bring out the enormous choruses and deft pop hooks for all the kids (and milkmen!) that couldn't care less. They remind me a little bit of Ride, or today The Horrors, but I think Toy are better than both.

TRACK LISTING

1. Colour's Running Out
2. The Reasons Why
3. Dead & Gone
4. Lose My Way
5. Drifting Deeper
6. Motoring
7. My Heart Skips A Beat
8. Strange
9. Make It Mine
10. Omni
11. Walk Up To Me
12. Kopter

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