Uk band, TOY have their new single, the track comes off their forthcoming release Clear Shot, due for release October 28th, via Heavenly Recordings. The song follows, “Fast Silver”, the first track to be taken from the album.
Splitting their time between Tom Dougall and bassist Maxim Barron’s place in New Cross and Dominic O’Dair’s flat in Walthamstow, where they set up a makeshift studio and laid down the early album demos, Clear Shot began to take shape in the first half of 2015.
Capturing the essence of the band’s penchant for multifaceted arrangements, chiming guitars skirted by elevating snyth are soon opened into more pop-tinged territory, during bright choruses framing frontman Tom Dougall’s introspective narrative.
Capped with a signature, elongated break pairing the striking and intricate guitars of Dougall and Dominic O’Dair and the ever-captivating bass of Maxim Barron – the song is a statement from a group still evolving, three records in and able to pull from a wealth of musicianship and experience.The album was recorded with producer David Wrench towards the end of 2015 at Eve Studio.
Taking inspiration from an esoteric blend – Radiophonic Workshop, Comus, the scores of Bernard Herrmann, John Barry and Ennio Morricone Fairport, COUM, Acid House, Incredible String Band, The Langley Schools Project, The Wicker Man soundtrack and even the direction behind Electric Eden, Rob Young’s book about the development of folk music in the U.K. – by the time they entered Eve Studios in Stockport in October 2015 with producer David Wrench, the band were clear about the direction the album should take.
TOY are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O’Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals), Max Claps (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals).
Clear Shot Tracklisting
I’m Still Believing
Clouds That Cover The Sun
We Will Disperse
Spirits Don’t Lie