an 8-track album of interpretations of songs from the likes of Nico, John Barry and Serge Gainsbourg, amongst others.
15th November on Tough Love Records.
Announce a run of ‘Independent Venue Week’ shows for early 2020.
TOY, have today shared Down On The Street, their take on the classic Stooges track, taken from the forthcoming Songs Of Consumption, an 8-song collection of unique interpretations of tracks which have inspired the band.
Featuring a varied musical range from The Troggs via Amanda Lear to Soft Cell, the album, released on Friday 15th November 2019 on LP, CD and DL, follows the release of Happy In The Hollow, their fourth, and by far most acclaimed album to date, in January of this year on Tough Love Records,
Self-produced and recorded at home studios, the track listing of the album is as follows:
1. Down On The Street (The Stooges)
2. Follow Me (Amanda Lear)
3. Sixty Forty (Nico)
4. Cousin Jane (The Troggs)
5. Fun City (Soft Cell)
6. Lemon Incest (Charlotte Gainsbourg & Serge Gainsbourg)
7. Always On My Mind (B.J. Thomas)
8. A Dolls House (John Barry)
Additionally, having played a sold-out tour of the UK in February, including a mesmerising show at Village Underground in London and having recently announced a couple of very special shows at the end of the year under the banner of ‘Hollowed Out – A night of strange sighting and unhabitual ritual’, the band have today also announced a run of U.K. shows early next year as part of the Independent Venue Week 2020.
The dates are as follows:
09.11.19 – Band on the Wall – MANCHESTER
15.11.19 – Studio 9294 – LONDON
25.01.20 – Independent – SUNDERLAND
26.01.20 – The Live Rooms – CHESTER
27.01.20 – The Boileroom – GUILDFORD
28.01.20 – The Cookie – LEICESTER
29.01.20 – The Smokehouse – IPSWICH
20.01.20 – Esquires – BEDFORD
31.01.20 – The Joiners – SOUTHAMPTON
01.02.20 – Ramsgate Music Hall – RAMSGATE
Tickets for the November shows are available now via www.rockfeedback.seetickets.com and for the Independent Venue Week shows viawww.independentvenueweek.com
Since 2010, Toy have earned a reputation as a band of integrity, virtuosity and taste, with Tom, Maxim, Dominic, Charlie and (joining in 2015) Max creating a sound that is embedded in the underground tradition, yet distinctly their own. Since their inception, they have released the acclaimed albums Toy (2012), Join The Dots (2013) and Clear Shot (2016), and toured everywhere from Serbia to China.
TOY are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O’Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals), Max Oscarnold (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals).
Recent praise for Happy In The Hollow:
Their masterpiece – The Times (5/5)
Utterly sublime – The Sunday Times
[An] exhilarating rediscovery of the psychedelic exploratory spirit that made them so exciting in the first place – The Quietus
It’s wintery charms and enervated intrigue are hard to deny – MOJO (4/5)
Back on sparkling form here – a band recharged and re-energised – Q (4/5)
Achieve[s] a delicacy and intricacy they’d managed only fleetingly until now – Uncut (8/10)
Happy in The Hollow is their most satisfying work to date – Line of Best Fit (8.5/10)