FIRST LISTEN: NPR are exclusively streaming the new TOY record ‘Clear Shot’ which lands this Friday, October 28th.
“Rather than relying too heavily on the work of psychedelia’s past masters, Dougall and crew have put a futuristic spin on hallucinatory pop — that is, if the future were something to be viewed with romance and wonder instead of today’s all-too-pervasive doom.”
To celebrate the release of ‘Clear Shot’ the band are playing an in-store at Rough Trade East on Friday from 7pm. You can join the event by ore-ordering the album from Rough Trade here. Plus, the band will be signing records on the night too.
‘Clear Shot’ is the bands third album produced by David Wrench & mixed by Chris Coady.
“Fast Silver’ morphs from a brooding verse with cheesy 60s keyboards and swirling atmospherics into a poppy chorus, then back down through bridge passages of strange chords and twists. ‘Clouds That Cover The Sun’ with sweet harmony vocals, also twists itelf into elaborate shapes. Contrast with the relentless synth and bass pulses that give ‘Dream Orchestrator’ a Neu! — like momentum.“
- MOJO Magazine ★★★★
TOY spoke to Gigwise about the process of creating ‘Clear Shot.’ Read the interview here.
TOY head out on a UK headline tour next month followed by a series of European shows:
Sat 03 Dec 2016 TRIX Centrum voor Muziek, Antwerp, Belgium
Mon 05 Dec 2016 Badehaus — Szimpla Musiksalon, Berlin, Germany
Tue 06 Dec 2016 Blue Shell– Cologne, Germany
Wed 07 Dec 2016 Paradiso — Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 08 Dec 2016 Nouveau Casino — Paris, France
DATES & TICKETS: http://www.songkick.com/artists/87432-toy