TOY have shared ‘Mechanism’, the latest cut from their new album Happy In The Hollow, which is released on Friday January 25th 2019. Their fourth album, and their first for new label Tough Love Records, it’s unquestionably their most direct and propulsive album to date.
Recorded between the band’s own home tape studios and mixed at Dan Carey’s Studio B in South London, the new album was entirely produced and mixed by the band
Happy In The Hollow is entirely uncompromising: an atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on Post Punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock. Familiar qualities like metronomic rhythms, warping guitars, undulating synths and Tom’s gentle, reedy vocals are all in there, but so is a greater emphasis on melody, a wider scope, and a combining of the reassuring and the sinister that is as unnerving as it is captivating.’
Finally, having recently played a packed-out show at the Shacklewell Arms in London, where they premiered a number of the new album tracks, the band have announced a run of headline shows in the new year. The full list of dates is as follows:
25th London, Rough Trade East instore
26th Bristol, Rough Trade instore
30th Nottingham, Rough Trade instore