Wow! Something very special for R$N readers in the form of an exclusive remix download of TOY’s ‘Clock Chime’ the b side to current single ‘Left Myself Behind’. It’s been shown some ‘Love From Outer Space’ by the Hardway Brothers with their Outer Space Dub reworking.
TOY look set to be one of the bands of the year... and we're only just into February. R$N saw them support the Horrors back in December and we were blown away by the power of their sound in The Roundhouse. They finish their month long residency at the Shacklewell Arms on Friday. Don't miss. Probably your last chance to see them in such intimate surroundings.
Expect to hear the track getting a full P.A airing at one of the ‘A Love From Outer Space’ nights next week.
Oh and it's 320kps too!
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). TOY’s musical influences incorporate a wide range of genres including punk, psychedelia, krautrock, post rock to name a few and they explore experimental recording techniques in the studio.
With the majority of 2010 spent writing, TOY played their first show at the Cave Club in Islington earlier this year. Since then the band have played a string of live performances including Field Day and 1234 festivals and have supported bands such as The Horrors and The Pretty Things. Their first single — Left Myself Behind — is out now. Both sides can be downloaded for free from the Heavenly website — www.heavenlyrecordings.com
Feb 10th – The Shacklewell Arms
March 1st - The Lexington
March 8th – Amersham Arms
And on tour with The Horrors in May
DOWNLOAD FOR Y'ALL HERE
Clock Chime video
2 track download of ‘Left Myself Behind’ and ‘Clock Chime’
Sean Johnston has been DJ'ing since his formative years in the frozen North. Acid House Veteran, Techno Survivor, Hardway Bros, Beard Scientist and Freelance Disco Consultant he has played at many of London's landmark clubs from Sabre Sonic to Disco Bloodbath and was one of the founding residents at London super-club Cable. He also plays regularly at up and coming Berlin venue Salon Zur Wilden Renate.
Alongside Andrew Weatherall he runs and DJ's at A Love From Outer Space, a cult monthly residency at The Drop in North London and The Berkeley Suite in Glasgow, which has won plaudits as one of the country's best mid-week clubs. Such is the night's popularity the pair have taken ALFOS to clubs and festivals throughout Europe. An oasis of slow in a world of increasing velocity, the club's manifesto is to never knowingly exceed 122bpm and is home to a multitude of genres including ambient, balearic, dub, krautrock, post punk, proto house, un-disco and other curiosities from the pair's
extensive record collections
Sean's productions, alongside fellow Hardway Bros, Jake Davies and a mysterious South Londoner known only as Rico have graced such forward thinking labels as Beard Science, Aniligital, History Clock, Astrolab, Luna Flicks, I'm A Cliche and Is It Balearic?
The latest Hardway Bros release, Mania Theme is out now on Is It Balearic Recordings with excellent mixes from Mr Weatherall and Toby Tobias which picked up love on these very pages last week. You can read R$N's review right here.
TOY - CLOCK CHIME (HARDWAY BROS OUTER SPACE DUB)
EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD of a rather exceptional mix from Hardway Bros of rising wonder stars TOY