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Listening Party: Anthem – Listen To A Replay

October 14th, 2021

The National Album Listening Party 2020 for Anthem took place one year ago this week. You can listen to a replay of it by clicking below. Toyah tweeted on Tuesday: “we shall celebrate the 40+1 anniversary of the Anthem album in 2022“.

Albums: Sheep Farming & Blue Meaning – In HD

October 7th, 2021

The remastered and expanded deluxe editions of Toyah’s first two albums Sheep Farming In Barnet and The Blue Meaning can now be downloaded or streamed in 24-bit sound from supported platforms. Click on either, or both, album title for links.

Posh Pop: Watch The Videos – The Bride Will Return

October 4th, 2021

The official video for the Toyah song The Bride Will Return written by Toyah Willcox & Simon Darlow. From the album Posh Pop out now. Order the album here.

Posh Pop: Dreamscape News Archive

September 10th, 2021

Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop news archive: Reviews, interviews, charts, press, release news, tour news, photos and more – And much more to come! (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Retro Pop: Toyah Scores Highest Solo Album Placement

September 5th, 2021

Toyah scores highest solo album placement with ‘Posh Pop’

The ’80s icon has teased plans to tour the album across the UK, Europe and the US.

‘Posh Pop’ is Toyah’s best charting album of her solo career. The singer’s 16th LP, featuring the singles Levitate, Zoom Zoom and Summer of Love, debuted at No. 22 on the UK chart, beating her solo debut ‘Minx’, which peaked at 24.

It’s beaten only by ‘Anthem’ and ‘The Changeling’, both of which were released by the singer’s eponymous new wave band, of which she was frontwoman. ‘Anthem’ was a UK No. 2 hit, while ‘The Changeling’ reached No. 6. The live album “Warrior Rock’ also hit No. 20.

• Continue reading at Retro Pop. Read Retro Pop’s recent interview with Toyah.

Posh Pop: #1 On The Retro Charts Album Top 10

September 4th, 2021

Toyah / Posh Pop is also #1 on the Retro Charts Album Top 10.

Posh Pop: Toyah’s Reaction & Thank You Message

September 4th, 2021

Toyah’s reaction and thank you message on finding out her album Posh Pop has entered the UK album charts at #22.

Posh Pop: Dreamscape Just Wants To Say…

September 4th, 2021

Can I just say… I always try to remain professional with this website, but yesterday I just felt ridiculously proud and pleased for Toyah, and yes, slightly emotional. I’ve been a fan of this amazing and inspirational artist since I was knee high to a grasshopper and know that throughout her entire 43+ year career she has worked tirelessly and never asked for or expected anyone’s praise or thanks, and yet has always been dedicated to her craft and produced such high quality work – so that’s what makes the success and the achievement of Posh Pop all the more worthy and well deserved. What a great artist. Talent will always win in the end!

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Posh Pop: Toyah’s Highest Charting Studio Album Since 1982!!

September 3rd, 2021

This is incredible news, and a huge congratulations to Toyah. As well as Simon Darlow, Bobby Willcox and the entire team who brought us Posh Pop.

The 2021 studio album charts today at #22 on the Official UK Album Chart. Posh Pop becomes Toyah’s highest charting studio album since 1982, when The Changeling peaked at #6. Warrior Rock: Toyah On Tour, a live double album – which will be reissued in the next year or so, as will the rest of Toyah’s post-The Blue Meaning Safari Records’ back catalogue – peaked at #20 that same year.

The only other Toyah albums to peak higher than this are Anthem (1981) #2, The Changeling (1982) #6 and the aforementioned Warrior Rock: Toyah On Tour (1982) #20. Posh Pop equals with, another live album, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (1980) which hit #22 in early 1981.

Further great news is that Posh Pop achieves Toyah her highest ever chart position as a solo artist, and the album is also #1 on the official Independent chart, #6 on the official Physical chart, #6 on the official Sales chart, #9 on the official Vinyl chart, #20 on the official Download chart and #8 on the official Scottish chart. Phew! Amazing stats! If the Album Chart was, as it used to be, simply a sales chart Toyah would certainly have a Top 10 album!!

A Message From Toyah: Watch Toyah announce the news – Continue watching…

Official Charts: See this week’s full Top 100 Album Chart – Continue reading…

Official Charts: Further down, Beach Boys boxset Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 enters at 19, Toyah earns her eighth Top 40 album with Posh Pop at 22, and a remastered edition of Supergrass’ In It For The Money lands at 28 – Continue reading…

Official Charts: See Toyah’s full charts stats on the Official Chart – Continue reading…

Official Charts @ Twitter: 10 new releases land in this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40, including a massive boxset by The Beach Boys, Toyah’s Posh Pop, and a reissue of Supergrass’ In It For The MoneyContinue reading…

Chart Stats: Also great to consider that Toyah has had four charting albums on the Official Charts in the past two years: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen (2019) #74, Sheep Farming In Barnet (2020) #99, The Blue Meaning (2021) #59, Posh Pop (2021) #22.

Posh Pop: Click below to buy the album on CD+DVD, CD, Colour Vinyl and Digital Download. Or stream the album at Spotify and watch a selection of album videos at Toyah’s Official You Tube channel. (All Photos/Images © Toyah Willcox)

Posh Pop: Album Review by ‘Edinburgh Evening News’

September 3rd, 2021

The second great review of the day for Posh Pop, this from Liam Rudden in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Fabulous​,​ flawless, five star pop from Toyah

It’s a mystery how time has flown. I remember clearly the first time I heard the name Toyah Willcox.

I was 15, hanging around the square behind the family home in Leith when a purple-mohicaned punk called Pete appeared. He was visiting pals in the scheme and we got talking about music. He was a fan of a singer who, he claimed, could unite mods, rockers and punks. Some feat in those days.

“Everyone charges to the front when she comes on,” he said, adding, “They don’t even fight when Toyah’s singing.” The next day I headed to Ards Record Shop on Great Junction Street and found a copy of Sheep Farming In Barnet. One listen and I was hooked.

That was 42 years ago, it’s still a brilliant album as is Toyah’s latest, Posh Pop, released last weekend. Reunited with long term collaborator Simon Darlow and with husband Robert Fripp on guitar, Posh Pop is at once reflective and optimistically forward thinking.

…Barefoot On Mars, my highlight of the album, is an arrestingly emotional, uplifting​ and joyous tribute. A tear-inducing salute to Toyah’s mother, it ​will ​touch the soul of ​anyone who has ​​lost a ​truly ​loved one.​ ​A degree of lightness returns with Rhyth​​m ​I​n ​M​y ​H​ouse​, ​an easy listening ​number brought to life with ​unicorn​s​ and bubbles​, which is followed by ​Summer ​O​f ​Love and an unapologetic Sixties’ ‘love and peace’ vibe​.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News. This review is also published in The Falkirk Herald and The Southern Reporter. See more Posh Pop reviews.

Posh Pop: Album Review by ‘God Is In The TV’

September 3rd, 2021

Another positive review of Posh Pop, this one from God Is In The TV.

Toyah – Posh Pop (Demon Records)

Even in her sixties and not far off her free bus pass, Toyah is still able to turn heads, as evidenced by the striking imagery on the artwork of Posh Pop, and also by the many highly entertaining videos she and her husband, King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp, have been unleashing on us throughout the lockdown period, providing some much-needed light relief along the way.

What I hadn’t expected though, was the diverse range of reference points you can hear on this, her first long-player since 2008. For example, recent single ‘Levitate‘ seems to take its lead from Roisin Murphy‘s recent splendid resurgence, all fidgety dance beats and breathy vocals, whereas the fantastic ‘Barefoot On Mars‘ recalls Bowie in its composition and is a heartfelt paean to her late mother (“Turned my back on all you valued, I held you when you died“) – it’s deep and poignant, and stopped me in my tracks – I hadn’t anticipated that Toyah was going to release one of the strongest songs in her canon this late in her career!

Elsewhere, ‘Zoom Zoom‘ is seventies rock, pop and glam all rolled up and smoked in one pipe, while ‘Monkeys‘ is pleasingly off-kilter in its delightful chorus.

• Continue reading at God Is In The TV. See more Posh Pop reviews.

Posh Pop: Stream Toyah’s Acclaimed Album At Spotify

September 2nd, 2021

Stream Toyah’s acclaimed new album Posh Pop at Spotify and enjoy the singles Summer Of Love, Levitate and Zoom Zoom.

Discover Monkeys, Rhythm In My House, Take Me Home the sequel to Danced (from Sheep Farming In Barnet).

Posh Pop: The Soundtrack That Brings Us Together!

September 2nd, 2021

Toyah shares her joy at the reaction to Posh Pop.

Official Charts: Posh Pop In Midweeks Top 10

September 1st, 2021

Official Toyah: Posh Pop is No.9 in the Official Charts Album Chart Update today – See tweet…

Official Charts: Will Toyah land her third Top 10 album with Posh Pop? See where the album stands midweek – see tweet…

Official Charts: Elsewhere in the Top 10, Posh Pop by Toyah starts at Number 9, set to become her eighth Top 40 album – Click below to visit page…

Posh Pop: Heading For The Official Charts!

August 31st, 2021

Very exciting news: Toyah is on course to have her highest charting studio album since 1985.

Stream/download Posh Pop if you are able to this week until the Official Album Charts are announced on Friday 3 September! Space Grey vinyl, CD and CD+DVD editions are available to order. Please click below to support Toyah and her amazing album! (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Posh Pop: A Message From Toyah

August 31st, 2021

A message from Toyah, via her Breaking Through Newsletter…

DGM Live: Posh Pop & Love Letters

August 30th, 2021

Toyah’s new album, Posh Pop, it’s receiving stunning reviews and features Simon Darlow and Bobby Willcox playing on all ten songs.

Released on Friday, followed by The Posh Pop Special on Saturday… And today, Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Love Letters Part 4! (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Posh Pop: At HMV On ‘New Music Friday’

August 29th, 2021

It was “New Music Friday” on, yup, Friday! HMV Newcastle and HMV Nottingham were both celebrating the day and also celebrating the release of Toyah’s amazing new album, Posh Pop. (Photos © HMV Newcastle/Nottingham)

Posh Pop: Official Album Promo

August 28th, 2021

Stills from the Posh Pop promo. Watch it at the official Toyah Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Click below for numerous links to buy the album Classic Pop called:

“Magnificent. The most full-on and imperious pop album of her entire career.”

Posh Pop: Physical CD / CD+DVD at HMV

August 28th, 2021

Posh Pop gracing the “New Music” section at HMV. (Photos © HMV Dundee)

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It’s ‘Posh Pop’ Day: Album News Round-Up / Updated

August 27th, 2021

It’s Posh Pop day. Toyah’s glorious new 10-song studio album is finally released. There isn’t a dud song on the album – “All Killer, No Filler” as they used to say in the 80s!

It’s difficult to choose favourites when every song is good but, for me, the standouts are Barefoot On Mars, Take Me Home, Kill The Rage, Summer Of Love… This has to be my favourite Toyah album since Ophelia’s Shadow.

Here’s a revised/updated round-up of all the relevant, and related, Posh Pop news from the past few days, weeks and months. (All Photos/Images © Toyah Willcox)

Posh Pop – Purchase Toyah’s new studio album here. The album is available on Deluxe CD+DVD, Standard CD, Colour Vinyl and Digital Download.

• A Limited Edition CD and Colour Vinyl, with an exclusive Toyah signed print, were also available but sold out very quickly.

Posh Pop, was officially announced on 25.06.21. Watch Toyah announce the release of the new album. Read the official press release at toyahwillcox.com.

Levitate, the first single from Posh Pop was released on 26.06.21, with the video premiering one day later – Stream the single at Spotify. Watch the video at You Tube – Levitate… No gravity, we’re getting higher…

• Read Toyah’s album interview – talking about the creation/making of Posh Pop and much more – at the NME.

• Within hours of being announced Posh Pop was high up in Amazon’s pre-release charts – See info on this.

• Watch Toyah talk about Levitate and the making of Posh Pop in an episode of Toyah At Home from 26.06.21.

• See the Posh Pop Tour 2021/22 announcement here. Toyah is playing 29 dates between September 2021 and March 2022!

Zoom Zoom, the second single from Posh Pop was released on 16.07.21, with the video premiering one day later – Stream the single at Spotify. Watch the video at You Tube – Do you want to start a revolution? You can do it in your bedroom…

• Toyah talked Posh Pop, and more, in an interview with ITV News. Listen to the interview.

• Toyah made a selection of Posh Pop Personalised Artworks available last month. See further info on these.

Summer Of Love, the third single from Posh Pop was released on 06.08.21 – Stream the single at Spotify. Watch the video at You Tube – All we need is a summer of love, let’s get it on, ban the bomb…

• Read Toyah’s August 2021 Summer Of Love” blog.

• There’s a Posh Pop Toyah At Home Special coming very soon. See info on that, and two new Posh Pop photos, here. (Update: It’s airing tomorrow)

Space Dance, the video for this song premiered on 21.08.21. Watch the fantastic video.

• Watch the official Posh Pop album release day promo for Toyah’s new album.

• Toyah guested on the Steve Wright In The Afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 show to talk about her new album. More info and a link to Listen to the show here.

• Reviews: Posh Pop reviews by Retro Pop, At The Barrier and Classic Pop. Read the reviews here.

• Toyah appeared on the Sky News channel to talk about Posh Pop. See screen caps from the programme here.

• Toyah Unboxed the CD, CD+DVD and vinyl releases of Posh Pop. Watch the video here.

• Retro Pop: A new Posh Pop interview with Toyah. Read it here.

Rhythm In My House: A preview of track six from the album was made available, via the video. Watch it here. See some screen caps from the gorgeous video, here.

• Classic Pop: Toyah is on the cover of the latest issue and is interviewed inside, talking about Posh Pop. More info here.

• Breaking Through: Various Posh Pop related news was announced in Toyah’s official newsletter.