Toy Songs Of Consumption Songs Of Consumption is an 8-song collection of unique interpretations of tracks that have inspired the Kingston visitors toy, following on from their acclaimed 2019 album Happy In The Hollow. Songs of Consumption sonically is a continuation and development of the themes conceived on Happy In The Hollow and it will show people where we are going towards musically. The DIY approach was explored further utilising more of the electronic elements that we touched upon before. Drum machines, stripped down arrangements and rudimentary production give a primitive sound that we thought suited the choice of songs. Some of the songs have very big sounding production, so we wanted to experiment with them by going in a different direction. Music is consumed voraciously now whereas these songs came from a time when the song was of the most important thing and that's what was appreciated. Stripping them back to the essence of what they are was also something we wanted to explore. Also, we wanted to make a covers record with songs by people that influenced us in the past few years and it’s as much about the way they dealt with their ideas, and how they put themselves in uncomfortable situations in order to make something that in the end is simple. It’s a homage to the spirit of these people, that helped us to untangle ourselves from our inherent complicated nature and create a new space where we can exist. Tough Love CD | LP
Soft Toy Emergency I Kno You Want It Released February 16th Super fun and bouncy snynthy pop with a punky edge. This band look and sound super young and their first release shows a lot of promise. A. I Kno You Want It B. Circles http://www.myspace.com/softtoyemergency Friends Vs Records 7"
The Toy Guns Nice One Jerry A. Nice One Jerry B. Shoot The Boy 'Nice One Jerry' (the title is inspired by The Specials Jerry Dammers) is an incendiary blast of ska-punk, delivering its anti-racist message with flair and intelligence. 'Shoot The Boy' clocks it at under two minutes, and not a second is wasted - this infectious, raw and dirty track is like one long chorus. My Space Regal 7"
One Toy Soldier Concrete Smiles at the Midnight Hospital Diner More great stuff from Bravestar Records, this time the long awaited album from Northampton 4-Piece 'One Toy Soldier'. 1. Needles The Miracle Boy 2. Pack It Up Kids 3. Force Of Patience 4. This Soldier Is Not A Toy 5. Together In The End 6. Snakes And Ladders 7. Your Loss 8. Desperate 9. Find Your Goodbyes 10. Wear And Tear Check out One Toy Soldier's My Space Bravestar Records CD
Toy Happy In The Hollow 'Dinked edition' is on transparent vinyl and features exclusive alternative artwork that has been hand numbered + a bonus 7" with two secret tracks. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. Indies exclusive LP is on 'behind blue eyes' coloured vinyl. The highly anticipated fourth full length from TOY. Atmospheric, post-punk influenced tunes. If you're into the likes of The Horrors, Wooden Shjips, Spiritualized or Brian Jonestown Massacre then give this a listen. Happy In The Hollow is entirely uncompromising: an atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on Post Punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock. Familiar qualities like metronomic rhythms, warping guitars, undulating synths and Tom’s gentle, reedy vocals are all in there, but so is a greater emphasis on melody, a wider scope, and a combining of the reassuring and the sinister that is as unnerving as it is captivating.' The sound has without doubt expanded — and grown more confident — in part because this is the first album for which Toy has become a self-sufficient five-person unit doing everything for themselves. “Each song was a blank canvas,” says Maxim. “Producers inevitably develop their own patterns over time, right down to certain drum sounds. We were starting from scratch and it felt very creative as a result. It’s an album we feel deeply connected to”. Tough Love Records CD | LP
Toy The Willo / Energy A new 12" from Toy, featuring two songs that were recorded and mixed by the band and their first release on their new label Tough Love. ‘The Willo’ is a dreamlike, seven-minute glide, redolent of a forest at sunset and just as pretty, but not without hints of malevolence. Maxim's fingerpicking acoustic melds with electric twang from Dominic, and a whirling organ from Max Oscarnold gives this elegant creation an extra layer of disorientation and depth. “People appear to have seen Will-o’-the-wisp, a mysterious green-blue light, over the centuries. It generally means something ominous is about to happen", says Tom. Then there is ‘Energy’, which lives up to its name with thunderously metronomic drums from Charlie Salvidge and a ferocious guitar from Dominic O’Dair. The lyrics, culled from a story written by Max about a nighttime ritual, are obscured by the barrage-like forward momentum of the music. Tough Love 12"
Toy As We Turn Expected 23rd June New limited 12" from retro-psych-garage band Toy featuring As We Turn from Join The Dots plus Conductor [Tom Furse Extrapolation remix] and an alternate version of You Won't Be The Same recorded for a Part Time Punks radio session in LA. Heavenly 12"
Toy It's Been So Long 7" single from the album Join The Dots by excellent psych-retro-garage rockers Toy who dropped by to play instore for us Heavenly 7"
Toy Join The Dots - album New album from Toy which follows on brilliantly from last year's self-titled debut. These former members of Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong hail from London and play psych-retro garage rock! http://www.facebook.com/toy.band Heavenly CD | LP
Toy Make It Mine Expected 10th December Toy return with another great single from their self-titled debut album. A much-talked about retro-indie band from London featuring members of Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong. http://www.facebook.com/toy.band Heavenly 12"
Toy Toy With three former member of Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong this is the London indie / psychadelic rockers debut album currently getting many praises http://www.facebook.com/toy.band Heavenly CD
Toy / sale Join The Dubs If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 26th April, strictly one per customerLimited edition Record Store Day 12" featuring remixed Toy songs! Previously only released as a limited bonus CD, ‘Join The Dubs’ presents five tracks from TOY’s second album ‘Join The Dots’ that have been playfully and knowingly re-worked by Dan Carey, exploring the darker and dubbier depths of his desk. Dan has also produced both of TOY’s albums to date. Heavenly 12" RSD 2014
Toy Join The Dots New single from the brilliant Toy featuring the title track from their forthcoming new album! This is a limited (only 300) hand-stamped 7" with an instrumental B-side! https://www.facebook.com/toy.band Heavenly 7" Out of Stock
Toy Heart Skips A Beat Expected 11th March Toy return with another great single from their self-titled debut album. A much-talked about retro-indie band from London featuring members of Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong. Contains two new songs and one song from a BBC Radio 6 Music live session for Lauren Laverne. http://www.facebook.com/toy.band Heavenly 12" Out of Stock
Toy Lose My Way Psychadelic-retro-indie from former members of Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong. http://www.facebook.com/toy.band Heavenly 7" Out of Stock
Toy & Rose Elinor Dougall The Half Remarkable Question / Ride, Ride [RSD] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2017. More in stock on Tuesday. We played a night with Rose about a year ago at The Betsy Trottwood in Clerkenwell. The night was a folk night called "Meanwhile Back In The Forest" put on by our friend Will Hodgkinson. We did some Incredible String Band covers and an Anne Briggs cover. As well as a few of our own songs. We had great time doing it and thought it'd be fun to record a few of them at our friends Euan from Young Husband's studio in Greenwich. We did them over a 2 days all in the same room with very few overdubs. Charlie played a little flute at one point. We've all grown up listening to those records so it was really nice to interprete them in our own way and sing with Rose. We recorded these songs over two cold days in January at Euan's studio, Static TV in Greenwich. These are songs all us have always loved, and we performed them a couple of years ago at Will Hodgkinson's folk night at the Betsey Trotwood, so it was great to get them recorded. We did it all pretty much live to tape, which gives the whole thing the natural spontaneity of when we first played them. Anne Briggs is a hero of mine so it was slightly daunting to step into her shoes, so I hope this is a fitting homage to her brilliant music. Vermillion LP Out of Stock
The Toy Dolls Nellie The Elephant This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2018. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 28th April, strictly one per customer. Limited to 500 in the UK. Pink vinyl. Reissue of The Toy Dolls' classic, which got to Number One in 1982. Music On Vinyl 7" Out of Stock
Shiny Toy Guns You Are The One Released April 23rd - order now to guarantee your copy Side A : 'You Are The One' Side B : 'Le Disko' [Dirt Empire remix] Mercury Records 7" Out of Stock
Toy / The Horrors Motoring / Moving Further Away If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 27th April, strictly one per customer Limited edition Record Store Day 12" TOY offer up an exclusive double A-side for Record Store Day, teaming up with The Horrors’ Tom Furse for a back-to-back remix trade. Limited to 500 12”s, the single features Furse’s remix of TOY’s Motoring, with Dom and Ale’s remix of Moving Further Away on the double A-side. A: Motoring (Tom Furse Extrapolation) – Toy B: Moving Further Away (Toy Remix) – The Horrors Heavenly 12" Out of Stock