TOY share two new songs, sign to Tough Love Records
Toy have shared two brand new songs in ‘The Willo’ and ‘Energy’, as well as announcing the fact they’ve newly signed to Tough Love Records. Both of the tracks make up their debut release on the label; a 12” vinyl landing in record stores from tomorrow, Friday 14th September.
Since 2010, Toy have earned a reputation as a band of integrity, virtuosity and taste, with members Tom Dougall, Maxim Barron, Dominic O’Dair, Charlie Salvidge and (joining in 2015) Max Oscarnold creating a sound that is embedded in the underground tradition, yet distinctly their own.
The twelve-inch was recorded and mixed by the band between Oscarnold’s Stoke Newington flat and a south London studio, marking the first release for Toy on their new label Tough Love, representing the latest stage in the evolution of the band. Since their inception, they have released the acclaimed albums Toy (2012), Join The Dots (2013) and Clear Shot (2016), and toured everywhere from Serbia to China in the process.
Making up the 12” is ‘The Willo’, a dreamlike seven-minute glide of a track, and ‘Energy’, which lives up to its name with thunderous metronomic drums and ferocious guitar.
As well as the new release, the band have announced a free London show at the Shacklewell Arms on the 26th September.