Posts Tagged ‘TOY’

Believe In Magic…Summer 2013 download


Our track ‘She’s Over My Head’ (taken from our ‘My Heart Skips a Beat EP’) features on Heavenly Recordings’ free six track summer download alongside Stealing Sheep, Temples, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood and Out Cold.

To get your free download bundle, click the link below to sign up to Heavenly’s mailing list. In return, you’ll receive a download link plus a monthly newsletter with all of Heavenly’s latest updates.



1. TOY — She’s Over My Head
2. Stealing Sheep — Shark Song
3. Temples — Prisms
4. Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs — Feathers and Tar
5. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood — Cold Molly (Roman Remains remix)
6. Out Cold — Fingers Through The Glass

Australian tour dates and summer festivals

We are pleased to announce that we are heading down under for the first time in June, playing three gigs across Australia.

These shows will be marking our debut in Oz, we are super excited to play for our fans down there!



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We are  also excited to be playing a slew of great festival dates this summer.

We are  playing dates in the UK and abroad, as well as making our Glastonbury debut on the John Peel Stage.

Summer Festival Dates:


Fri/Sat 31st May- 1st June, Germany, Neustrelitz, Immergut Festival

Sat 1st June, Mannheim, Germany, Maifield Germany

Sat/Sun, 8th – 9th June , Manchester, Park Life Weekender

Saturday 29th June, Worthy Farm, Glastonbury John Peel Tent


Sat/Sun 5th – 7th July, Lancashire, The Beut Herder Festival

Thurs/Fri/Sat 11th – 13th July, Bilbao, Spain, Bilbao BBK Live 2013

Sat 13th July, Hackney, East End Live

Thurs/Fri/Sat 18th July – 20th Juluy, Sesimbra, Portugal, Super Bock Super Rock

Thurs/Fri/Sat 18th July – Saturday 20, Sesimbra, Portugal, 19 SBSR,

Fri/Sat/Sun 26th – 28th July, Benidorm, Spain, Low Cost Festival

Fri 19th/20th July, Oxford, Truck Festival


Fri/Sat/Sun  2nd – 4th August, Derbyshire, Y Not Festival

Fri/Sat/Sun 2nd – 4th August, Standon, Standon Calling

Fri/Sat/Sun 2nd – 3rd August, Genk, Belgium, Absolutely Free Festival

Fri/Sat/Sun 16th – 18th August, Hamburg, Germany, MS Dockville Festival

Fri/Sat/Sun 16th – Sunday 18th, Gdanksk, Poland, Sounddrive Festival


Fri/Sat, 12th – 13th, Mexico, Corona Capital Music,

See you down the front!

‘My Heart Skips a Beat’ video + new dates

My Heart Skips a Beat

We are pleased to be able to bring you the new video for ‘My Heart Skips a Beat’ which is out today on Heavenly Recordings.

Watch it below and find our updated list of upcoming shows – we’re really excited to be headed out to SXSW this week and are working on getting to New York as well as many other places as soon as possible.


14 Mar Austin SXSW Cedar Street Courthouse, USA
23 Mar Lexington London, UK
30 Mar Stockton Calling at The Arc Stockton, UK
31 Mar Detestival at Queens Social Sheffield, UK


01 May Winter Gardens Margate, UK (w/ The Vaccines)
02 May O2 London, UK (w/ The Vaccines)
03 May Liverpool Sound City at Cathedral Liverpool, UK
04 May Sands Centre Carlisle, UK (w/ The Vaccines)
05 May Millenium Square Leeds, UK (w/ The Vaccines)
06 May Cymru Arena Llanndudno, UK (w/ The Vaccines)
26 May Chorlton Arts Festival at St Clements Church, UK


01 Jun Mannheim Maifeld Derby Festival, GERMANY
09 Jun Manchester Parklife Festival, UK


11 Jul BBK Festival Bilbao, SPAIN
12 Jul Suffolk Thetford Forest, UK
18 Jul Super Bock Super Rock Lisbon, PORTUGAL
19 Jul Northampton Delapre Park, UK
Jul Oxford Truck Festival, UK
20 Jul Glos Westonbirt Arboretum, UK
26 Jul Benidorm Low cost Festival, SPAIN


04 Aug Derbyshire, Y Not Festival, UK
15 Aug Paredes De Coura Festival, PORTUGAL
16 Aug Hamburg Dockville Festival, GERMANY
17 Aug Gdynia Kolibki Soundrive Festival, POLAND

New EP, NME Awards Show+ support dates


We’re pleased to announce that our first single release of 2013 will be ‘My Heart Skips a Beat,’ the final song to be taken from our debut album.

The single — available on limited edition 12″ from all good independent record shops, as well as digital download — will be released as part of a four-track EP featuring two new and previously unreleased tracks and a Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music session version of ‘Kopter’.

Track listing:

1. My Heart Skips a Beat
2. She’s Over My Head
3. Layered Electronics
4. Kopter (BBC6 Music session)

We’ve also recently announced a number of upcoming UK dates including an NME Awards show with Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs and arena shows with The Vaccines. See the full dates below, as well as pre-order link.

See you soon,






12th: London, Scala (NME Awards show) TICKETS


1st: Margate, Winter Gardens w/ The Vaccines
2nd: London, O2 Arena w/ The Vaccines
4th: Carlisle, Sands Centre w/ The Vaccines
5th: Leeds, Millennium Square w/ The Vaccines
6th: Llandudno, Cymru Arena w/ The Vaccines

European tour dates + Christmas show

A massive thank you to everyone who came along and saw us on tour, and to Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs for supporting us – we had a really, really good time.

We’re looking forward now to our European tour (dates below) but are pleased to say that we’ll be playing a special UK Christmas show at the request of Mr John Kennedy who has invited us to headline the Barfly for XFM X-Posure. Tickets are on sale over here and we’ll be joined again by The Voyeurs.

We’ve also been nominated recently in three categories for the Artrocker Awards. You can vote at the links below.

Band Of The Year || Album Of The Year || Live Band Of The Year

Thanks and see you soon,
TOY xx

 (Picture taken by Andy Hughes at HMV Institute Birmingham)

TOY on the road in October, full UK tour!

We can now announce details of our headline UK tour in October following the release of our debut, self titled album on Heavenly Recordings (10 September). The tour takes in a headline show at London’s Heaven on Wednesday 24th October, our biggest show to date.

The UK headline tour runs as follows. Tickets are available to buy from HERE:

Fri 19 Oct Sheffield, Plug
Sat 20 Oct Birmingham, HMV Temple
Sun 21 Oct Cardiff, Sŵn Festival
Tues 23 Oct Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Wed 24 Oct London, Heaven
Thurs 25 Oct Southampton, Talking Heads
Sat 27 Oct Brighton, Coalition
Sun 28 Oct Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Mon 29 Oct Newcastle, Cluny
Tues 30 Oct Glasgow, Sleazy’s

Rough Trade exclusive BBC Sessions

This is a Rough Trade exclusive and limited to just 300 copies.

It’s a 6 track mini album release called ‘TOY – live at the BBC’ and features six tracks recorded in the superb BBC studios.

it features the tracks; ‘Bright White Shimmering Sun’, ‘Motoring’, ‘Colours Running Out’, ‘Left Myself Behind’, ‘Clock Chime’ and ‘When I Went Back’.

You can pre order the vinyl HERE.

and via Rough Trade you can also pre order the debut album which comes with the an exclusive BBC sessions cd included! Limited stocks apply. Pre order the album HERE.

Limited 12″ release and Weatherall remix

We can now announce the release of a special limited edition 12” of one of our album tracks Dead & Gone via Heavenly Recordings. The album track features on side A and side B features a remix of the same track by Andrew Weatherall.

Limited to 1000 pressings, the 12” will be available to buy at all good independent record stores from Monday July 30th and can be streamed below.

The limited vinyl release of Dead & Gone follows a succession of limited vinyl releases including our first single Left Myself Behind & second single Motoring.

The release of the limited 12” precedes the next single proper, Lose My Way (released 3 Sept) which is also taken from our forthcoming self-titled debut album, released on 10th September.

Both tracks were recorded during the spring of 2012 with Dan Carey in his South London studio as part of the album sessions.

The current list of live shows is as follows:

28th Kendal Kendal Calling Festival

4th Standon Standon Calling
5th Stockton Stockton Weekender
17th Brecon Green Man festival
24th Leeds Leeds Festival
26th Reading Reading Festival

1st Salisbury End of the Road Festival
9th Isle of Wight Bestival
16th Portmeirion Festival No.6

Details of our new single ‘Lose My Way’

Lose My Way will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday 3rd September 2012.

Lose My Way is taken from our forthcoming self-titled debut album which is released on 10th September and can be pre-ordered from HERE.

The single, released as a 7”, features the B-Side Bright White Shimmering Sun, a live favourite which does not appear on the album.

Both tracks were recorded during the spring of 2012 with Dan Carey in his South London studio as part of the album sessions.

The current list of live shows is as follows:


28th Kendal Kendal Calling Festival

4th Standon Standon Calling
5th Stockton Stockton Weekender
17th Brecon Green Man festival
24th Leeds Leeds Festival
26th Reading Reading Festival

1st Salisbury End of the Road Festival
9th Isle of Wight Bestival
16th Portmeirion Festival No.6

19th Sheffied Plug
20th Birmingham HMV Temple
23th Norwich Waterfront Studio
24th London Heaven
25th Southampton Talking Heads
27th Brighton Green Door Store
28th Manchester Ruby Lounge
29th Newcastle Cluny
30th Glasgow Sleazy’s

Album artwork revealed

The official artwork for TOY’s eponymous debut album has been revealed in the lead-up to its release.

Although officially set for release on Monday 10th September 2012 through Heavenly Recordings, pre-orders are available direct from the band’s facebook page over here, with the following stockists offering exclusive bonus goodies:

Rough Trade – Comes with exclusive bonus CD, ‘TOY — live at the BBC’ which features the tracks ‘Bright White Shimmering Sun’, ‘Motoring’, ‘Colours Running Out’, ‘Left Myself Behind’ and ‘When I Went Back’. – Including exclusive signed album and t-shirt bundle

Fresh from supporting the likes of Primal Scream and Kasabian, TOY are still set to appear at the following dates:

21/07/12 Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival, UK
22/07/12 Sheffield, Tramlines Festival, UK
28/07/12 Kendal, Kendal Calling, UK
05/08/12 Stockton, Stockton Weekender, UK
17/08/12 Wales, Green Man Festival, UK
19/08/12 Toyko, Aumersonic, Japan
24/08/12 Leeds, Leeds Festival, UK
25/08/12 Paris, Rock en Seine, Fr
26/08/12 Reading, Reading Festival, UK
01/09/12 Salisbury, End of the Road Festival, UK
09/09/12 Isle of Wight, Bestival, UK
16/09/12 Portmeirion, Festival no. 6, UK