I’ve been on a bit of a shoe gaze vibe of late, what with the My Bloody Valentine reissues, an interview with Ride’s Mark Gardener and the excellent gig from The Horrors earlier in the year. The influence of that sound from the late 80s / early 90s is still resonating in the music of a ton of new bands and one that I’ve come across is London’s Toy. They throw some wonderful krautrock rhythms, psychedelic and prog tendencies into their arrangements and they do it all with a sense of poise and style that belies their age. This is their first single Left Myself Behind which they’ve followed up recently with Motoring.
TOY will release their debut album in September 2012.
TOY is a Korg Delta led five-piece formed in 2010. It consists of Tom Dougall (Vox/Guitars), Dominic O’Dair (Guitars), Maxim Barron (Bass/Vox), Alejandra Diez (Synthesizers/Modulation) and Charlie Salvidge (Drums/Vox).