TOY are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O’Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals), Alejandra Diez (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals).
Best known for their original take on psychedelic rock, they have made a big impression since they formed in 2010. 2012 saw the release of their eponymously titled debut album on Heavenly Recordings which The Quietus reviewed as “songs that are mostly succinct and driven by hooks and melody, but with a visceral punch few of their peers can match”.
December 2013 saw the release of Toy’s second album Join The Dots on Heavenly Recordings, which received plaudits for its psychedelic, kaleidoscopic wall-of-sound and drew comparisons to bands including Joy Division, Neu!, Pink Floyd and My Bloody Valentine. Rough Trade described it as ‘“56 minutes of sprawling Kraut pop, late 80′s Creation Records and feedback driven psychosis. It’s darker, urgent and relentless. Another masterpiece.”