TOY follow in the shoegazey footsteps of their peers The Horrors – making jangling, dreamy music that makes you want to put on loads of eyeliner and then sit in the garden with a glass of port. That may be the worst description of a band ever. Oh well.
ANYWAY, these guys play lo-fi tunes that will rock you gently – and it’s high time that you gave them a listen.
First though, the band have picked out their top 5 tracks of the moment… see why they like them, and listen to them below.
Over to TOY…
1 – Hawkwind – Opa Loka
Instrumental from 1975 album Warrior On The Edge Of Time. Influenced by Neu!
2 – Psychic TV – Roman P
A song about Roman Polanski, contains a message from Mr Sebastian a spokesman for Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth as well as snippets of speeches from Charles Manson and Jim Jones. Great pop song.
3 – Durutti Column – For Belgian Friends
Beautiful floaty song from from Vini Reilly dedicated to all his Belgian Friends.
4 – Robert Wyatt – At last I am Free
Chic cover from the 1982 compilation ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’
5 – Girls – Vomit
Great song by a band we played with recently
Here’s the playlist for your ears. While you’re listening, FOLLOW us on Twitter @top5tracks – some VERY good bands have top 5s coming soon… stay in the loop.
For Spotifiers, click play below, or subscribe to the playlist on THIS LINK.
And finally… here’s a tune from TOY. Have a butch.