Bill Rieflin: Happy 60th Birthday – Tribute Video

September 30th, 2020

Bill Rieflin, of Minstry, REM, Swans, The Humans, King Crimson and many other great bands, would have been 60 today.

Bill Rieflin: Happy 60th Birthday

September 30th, 2020

Happy Birthday Bill, we are thinking of you. Click below for a special video clip by Don Gunn. Click here for a tribute from Magnet Magazine, and here for another video, by Steve Ball.

Brum: Complete Collection at BBC iPlayer

September 28th, 2020

Toot Toot! Brum is now on BBC iPlayer. There are hours to watch of old school Birmingham. Toyah narrates the first two series which originally aired in 1991 and ’94. Take a look by clicking below to visit iPlayer. See Brum‘s Wikipedia page here.

Never Mind The Boll*Kcs Here’s Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch

September 28th, 2020

How about some Anarchy In The UK? For your Sunday Lunch viewing pleasure, another visual and aural accompaniment from Toyah and Robert.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #10

September 28th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah At Home: Episode #14

September 24th, 2020

Last Saturday’s episode of Toyah At Home featured two archive performances: The timeless Obsolete from Anthem and Slow Descent from the Toyah & The Humans album Strange Tales.

Click below to watch/rewatch ep 14, in which Toyah reveals Cherry Red Records’ website crashed last weekend when everyone attempted to pre-order Sheep Farming In Barnet on CD and Vinyl.

Owen Paul & Friends: My Favourite Waste Of Time

September 22nd, 2020

My Favourite Waste of Time (The Lockdown Chorus 2020), featuring Glen Matlock, Toyah, Carol Decker, Leee John, Matt Lucas, Cheryl Baker, Terry McDermott, Bruce Watson, Jake Burns, Mick MacNeil, Phil Cunningham, Judd Lander, Gary Barnacle, John McCusker and many more. Click below to watch/listen.

Dreamscape Toyah Fanzine: Celebrating Sheep Farming In Barnet

September 22nd, 2020

It’s been a year since the last (print) issue of Dreamscape’s Toyah Fanzine, but there are two new issues (39 & 40) coming soon. These are celebrations of Sheep Farming In Barnet, scheduled to be printed/available around the time of the reissue of the album on Deluxe CD and Colour Vinyl in early December! Here’s a preview of a few of the new features included in both issues.

Listening Party: Anthem: 10th October 2020

September 22nd, 2020

Join Toyah on Saturday October 10th at 3pm (UK time) for a National Album Day Listening Party. Anthem will be the featured album, with Toyah as a special guest.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

September 21st, 2020

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV:
Saturday 26th September: 6pm

Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with Nicola Coughlan, Stephen Mangan and Toyah Willcox all trying to say what they see as they guess well-known phrases for the chance to win a £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.

Sunday Lunch: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: Part Four

September 21st, 2020

For your Sunday Lunch, a visual and aural accompaniment from Toyah and Robert.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #9

September 21st, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah At Home: Episode #13

September 16th, 2020

Last Saturday’s episode of Toyah At Home featured two archive performances: The amazing Neon Womb and wonderful Race Through Space, both from Sheep Farming In Barnet.

Click below to watch/rewatch the episode, which includes the official announcement of the forthcoming release of Sheep Farming In Barnet on Expanded CD and Colour Vinyl. #Exciting!

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

September 16th, 2020

Quadrophenia: TCM Movies: Sunday 27th September: 11.40pm
Quadrophenia: TCM Movies: Wednesday 30th September: 11.05pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone.

PhilMarriott.Net: Toyah Kickstarts Safari Back Catalogue Remasters

September 14th, 2020

Sheep Farming In Barnet: Toyah Kickstarts Her Safari Back Catalogue Remasters With Expanded Debut Album

A year before their breakthrough hit single, Four From Toyah, and its leading new wave anthem ‘It’s A Mystery’ (which rose to number 4 in the charts in 1981), Toyah – fronted by the vivacious lead singer Toyah Willcox – released their debut album, Sheep Farming In Barnet.

Six tracks from the album were initially released in 1979, surfacing as an extended EP, dubbed an ‘Alternate Play’ (AP) record.

Fast forward to 2020 and Toyah has teamed up with Cherry Red Records to announce the long-awaited newly remastered and expanded release of Sheep Farming In Barnet, which kickstarts a reissue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

Sheep Farming In Barnet will be reissued on 4 December 2020 as a limited edition white vinyl LP and expanded 2CD+DVD package. Limited quantities of both formats come with a different design postcard signed by Toyah.

• Continue reading at philmarriott.net.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: A Quintessential English Cheese

September 14th, 2020

It’s another wild weekend for Toyah & Robert with A Quintessential English Country Cheese for Sunday Lunch….

Video Gift: A Message From Toyah or Robert Fripp

September 14th, 2020

Birthday, wedding, celebration message or just something for you. Play, download, share & keep forever. Order a video message for yourself or surprise a loved one from #Toyah celebvm.com/toyahwillcox or from #RobertFripp celebvm.com/robertfripp.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #8

September 14th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Releases: Sheep Farming In Barnet 2CD + DVD/Colour Vinyl LP

September 12th, 2020

Toyah & Cherry Red Records are delighted to announce the long-awaited newly remastered and expanded release of Toyah’s debut album Sheep Farming In Barnet which kickstarts a reissue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

Sheep Farming In Barnet will be reissued on 4 December 2020 as a limited edition white vinyl LP and expanded 2CD+DVD package.

Limited quantities of both formats come with a different design postcard signed by Toyah.

Produced by Steve James and Keith Hale (Blood Donor), the album reached number 1 on the UK Independent Albums in February 1980 and celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2020.

The album has been remastered from the original mastertapes and the 2CD+DVD package includes 30 bonus tracks including 20 that are previously unreleased.

The 7” single Victims Of The Riddle (1979) was Toyah’s very first release and is included here. This was followed up by 6-track mini-album Sheep Farming In Barnet that contained three tracks per-side on a 33 1/3 playing 7” vinyl. This mini-album was then expanded to a full length 11-track album (originally for the German market) in early 1980 by adding the Victims 7” A-Side/B-Sides and some further tracks also recorded at Chappell Studios, London.

This album contains the fan favourites Race Through Space, Neon Womb and Danced, all of which went on to become signature songs for the band. Non-album Double A-Side single Bird In Flight/Tribal Look produced by The Boys’ lead singer Matt Dangerfield is also included.

2CD+DVD digipack with a fully illustrated 24-page booklet containing a brand new introductory note from Toyah plus rare and unseen imagery including album cover shots taken at RAF Fylingdales Early Warning site, Yorkshire.

The album has been remastered by Nick Watson from the original mastertapes with mastering approved by Joel Bogen.

The expanded 2CD+DVD edition features 30 bonus tracks compiled by Craig Astley and is made up of non-album singles, rarities and demos. Amongst the 20 previously unreleased tracks are versions originally recorded for Shoestring, the original improvisation vocal that became Victims of The Riddle and the band’s first ever pre-signing 1978 demos.

Includes a sleevenote by Toyah’s archivist Craig Astley, researched with input from co-writer/guitarist Joel Bogen, chronicles the creation of the album, musician line-ups and reveals the recording origins of the album and bonus material for the first time.

The package includes a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) containing two brand new features with Toyah Willcox; ‘The Story Behind The Album’ is an in-depth interview about the album/period, a Track-by-Track Album Commentary interview plus an exclusive acoustic three-song session of songs from the era – all filmed August 2020.

The DVD also includes rare archive TV footage available on DVD for the first time ever including a 1979 interview/performance clips of Race Through Space filmed at Toyah’s Battersea warehouse ‘Mayhem’ for broadcast on What’s On (ITV Midlands-only region) and two songs, Danced, Indecision, filmed February 1980 for BBC’s The Old Grey Whistle Test.

• Continue reading at toyahwillcox.com to see the full tracklist, hear a preview track and read further details on the release. Pre-order Sheep Farming In Barnet, 2CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition, and Limited Edition Colour Vinyl LP here.

Rare Toyah Photos: Unseen 1978 – 1980!

September 12th, 2020

Band shots, solo shots, live shots! – Amazing, previously unseen, photos from the Sheep Farming In Barnet era and beyond have been shared on Toyah’s official social media spaces over the past fortnight… (Photos © 1, 3 & 4. Cherry Red Records Ltd, 2. Watkins/Astley)

Toyah on TV: Kavanagh Q.C. (A Family Affair)

September 12th, 2020

Kavanagh Q.C.: Drama: Wednesday 23rd September: 8pm
A Family Affair. Kavanagh finds himself caught up in a bitter family feud when he represents a frustrated father who has kidnapped his son in a desperate attempt to win custody. On the home front, Kavanagh’s daughter wants to let her boyfriend stay overnight. Directed by Renny Rye. With John Thaw, Holly Aird, Robert Ashby, Toyah Willcox and Lisa Harrow.

• Drama is available to watch on Sky (Channel 143), Freeview (Channel 20), Virgin Media (Channel 130), Freesat (Channel 158), Sky Ireland (Channel 158), Virgin Media Ireland (Channel 164).