Thursday 31st January at Banquet Records, 7:30pm
In the week their acclaimed fourth full length album is out, toy return to Kingston to play in the shop. 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 and come check them out.
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”.
In-store Grade B.
Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Happy In The Hollow from us.
Albums and tickets for collection at our shop on the evening of the in-store, please bring your order number with you.
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Cat no: toy310119
Info correct on: 31/1/2019