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Photos of Toy from March 14, 2013 at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin, Texas.
TOY at the Cedar Street Courtyard, March 14, 2013

News

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus James Yorkston, Telekinesis, Sneaks, TEEN, TOY, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 30, 2018

We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. Beyond the fact that we were taking a break from work, there simply weren't enough songs released last week to justify a Songs of the Week wrap up. More

TOY Share a Video for New Song “You Make Me Forget Myself”

Happy In the Hollow Due Out January 25, 2019 via Tough Love

Nov 29, 2018

British psych-rock band TOY are releasing a new album, Happy In the Hollow, on January 25, 2019 via Tough Love. Previously the band have shared three songs from the album: "Energy," "The Willo," and "Sequence One." Now they have shared another single from the album, "You Make Me Forget Myself," via a Daisy Dickinson-directed video for the track. More

Rose Elinor Dougall Shares New Song “Make It With You”

Plus She's Shared a Cover of Dave Cousins' "Two Weeks Last Summer" Featuring Members of TOY

Nov 28, 2018

Rose Elinor Dougall has shared a new song, "Make It With You." She has also shared a cover of Dave Cousins' "Two Weeks Last Summer," recorded with her brother Tom Dougall of the band TOY, along with his bandmate Maxim Barron. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Steve Gunn, Thom Yorke, Hatchie, Julia Holter, and More

Plus The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; boygenius; Beirut; Beach House; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 26, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week list is a supersized edition, with a Top 12 rather than our regular Top 10. Various new album announcements this week, as well as some excellent albums being released today, resulted in the need to make room for two extra tracks.  More

TOY Announce New Album, Share New Song “Sequence One”

Happy In the Hollow Due Out January 25, 2019 via Tough Love

Oct 26, 2018

British psych-rock band TOY have announced a new album, Happy In the Hollow, and shared a new song from it, "Sequence One." Happy In the Hollow is the band's fourth album and is due out January 25, 2019 via Tough Love.  More

Dec 06, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY released a new album, Clear Shot, back in October via Heavenly. Now they have shared a video for "Another Dimension." Bunny Kinney directed the clip, which superimposes the band over stock footage of Legos and other images.  More

Stream the New Album by TOY - “Clear Shot”

Clear Shot Due Out October 26 via Heavenly

Oct 21, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY are releasing a new album, Clear Shot, next Friday (October 26) via Heavenly.  More

Listen: TOY - “Clouds That Cover the Sun”

Clear Shot Due Out October 26 via Heavenly

Oct 12, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY are releasing a new album, Clear Shot, on October 26 via Heavenly. Previously they had shared its first two singles "Fast Silver" and "I'm Still Believing," as well as a video for "I'm Still Believing" and a remix of "I'm Still Believing" by Cavern of Anti-Matter (the trio that's led by Stereolab's co-founder Tim Gane).  More

Sep 21, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY are releasing a new album, Clear Shot, on October 26 via Heavenly. Previously they had shared its first two singles "Fast Silver" and "I'm Still Believing," as well as a video for "I'm Still Believing." Now I'm Still Believing" has been remixed by Cavern of Anti-Matter, the trio that's led by Stereolab's co-founder Tim Gane. More

Watch: TOY - “I’m Still Believing” Video

Clear Shot Due Out October 26 via Heavenly

Sep 15, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY are releasing a new album, Clear Shot, on October 26 via Heavenly. Previously they had shared its first two singles "Fast Silver" and "I'm Still Believing." Now "I'm Still Believing" has a video. More

Listen: TOY - “I’m Still Believing”

Clear Shot Due Out October 26 via Heavenly

Sep 06, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY are releasing a new album, Clear Shot, on October 26 via Heavenly. Previously they had shared its first single "Fast Silver." Now here's another song from the album, "I'm Still Believing." Listen below. More

TOY Announce New Album, Share “Fast Silver”

Clear Shot Due Out October 26 via Heavenly

Aug 10, 2016

British psych-rock band TOY have announced a new album, Clear Shot, and shared its first single "Fast Silver." Clear Shot is due out October 26 via Heavenly.  More

Sep 22, 2015

SEXWITCH is a collaboration between Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan), producer Dan Carey, and the psych-rock band TOY. The band is releasing their self-titled debut album this Friday (September 25) via Echo/BMG. You can stream the whole thing. More

Listen: SEXWITCH (Bat For Lashes + TOY) - “Ha Howa Ha Howa”

SEXWITCH Debut Album Due Out September 25

Sep 18, 2015

SEXWITCH is a collaboration between Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan), producer Dan Carey, and the psych-rock band TOY. The band is releasing their self-titled debut album next Friday (September 25) via Echo/BMG. We've already heard its first single, "Helelyos," and now they've shared another track from the album, the hypnotic, near 7-minute long "Ha Howa Ha Howa." More

Aug 24, 2015

Last week Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) was slowly announcing something via a game of hangman on top of moody black & white photos on her Instagram and Twitter accounts and included some snippets of new music. More

Apr 03, 2014

Speedy Wunderground is a label that values immediacy. All recordings must be made within 24 hours. No lunch breaks, no mixing, and only minimal over-dubs.  More

Apr 03, 2014

Tom Furse of The Horrors takes his hand to TOY cut “Conductor,” creating a more dance friendly version of the London band’s track.  More

Watch: TOY – “It’s Been So Long” Video

New Album Join the Dots Is Out Now

Jan 29, 2014

TOY’s new video for Join the Dots track “It’s Been So Long” is a wash of bright colors and knobs, dials and buttons.  More

Dec 04, 2013

Psychedelic five-piece TOY have announced plans for month-long tour through North America. More

Oct 14, 2013

English psychedelic rockers TOY have announced the forthcoming release of their sophomore album Join the Dots. More

Jun 10, 2013

Next month Speedy Wunderground will release Zendooni: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation, a new compilation celebrating a bygone era Iranian pop music. More

Mar 17, 2013

On March 14, 2013, TOY performed a SXSW showcase at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin, Texas.  More

Watch: Toy - “Lose My Way” Video

Fourth of July in August

Aug 24, 2012

Releasing their self-titled debut on Sept. 11 through Heavenly Recordings, English rock psychedelics Toy have premiered a music video for their latest single "Lose My Way." More

Toy Announces Their Debut Full-Length

Out September 11 Via Heavenly Recordings / Cooperative Music

Jun 22, 2012

Current “Pleased to Meet You” artist Toy (see our interview in the newest issue of Under the Radar) will release their self-titled debut on September 11 via Heavenly Recordings. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: TOY

Maxim "Panda" Barron on U2's Free Album, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Ferguson Shooting

Jan 14, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More


Reviews

Happy in the Hollow

Happy in the Hollow

Tough Love

Jan 30, 2019

The TOY story has been an eventful one since the band initially got together eight years ago. More

Clear Shot

Clear Shot

Heavenly

Nov 07, 2016

On their third album overall and first since 2013's Join the Dots, which got them more notoriety in the U.S. than their 2012 eponymous debut album did, the British band TOY don't change around the formula that they've worked hard to cultivate since their formation in 2010.  More

Join the Dots

Join the Dots

Heavenly/[PIAS] America

Dec 22, 2013

If 2011 was the year of dubstep and 2012 the year when EDM decided to rear its head at every single opportunity, then what was the defining music sound of 2013? There's certainly a strong argument to be made that it's the year psych and drone rock left the coattails of Melody's Echo Chamber and Tame Impala and took off by itself. More

SXSW 2013 Thursday and Friday Recap – Sharon Jones, TOY, Savages, Youth Lagoon, Telekinesis, etc.

Mar 25, 2013

Having survived the first two nights of SXSW and Under the Radar's first two days parties, despite a crying newborn back in our hotel room, I ventured out into the Austin night yet again. Here is a recap of what I saw Thursday and Friday night of SXSW 2013, including sets by TOY, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Telekinesis, Akron/Family's Cy Dune with 30 drummers, Savages, Youth Lagoon, and more. More

SXSW Day Three: TOY, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, and Telekinesis

March 14th, 2013

Mar 23, 2013

Few things come as more of a surprise than the third day of SXSW. Regardless of superficial whine-inducing aches, the night was filled with heavy hitters: TOYCharles BradleySharon Jonesand Telekinesis. More

Toy

Toy

Heavenly/Cooperative Music

Sep 26, 2012

Toy's name, implying a certain level of childhood fancy, is appropriate. The band's music does conjure up images of pubescent teens jamming out in their bedrooms, first instruments in hand. More