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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“.

Anthem 40th Anniversary: Limited Edition Official Anthem Candle

March 20th, 2021

Evoke Candle Co. have announced their officially licensed Anthem by Toyah candle.

The candle comes boxed and is scented with a fragrance chosen by Toyah. Pre-order the candle. Click here to watch Toyah unbox the candle.

The candle celebrates Anthem – an album that inspired so many people around the world and reverberates with a kick ass spirit to this day. It features the iconic album artwork and a gorgeous blue vessel.

In honour of the 40th Anniversary of the album Anthem by Toyah in 2021, Evoke Candle Co. are pleased to have partnered with Cherry Red Records on this limited-edition candle. Released in 1981, Anthem went to number two on the British Record Charts, had two Top Ten singles, It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free, and has been awarded Gold Record Status. A tour in support of Anthem followed, with sold out shows all over the UK.

Limited Edition Official Anthem Candle: Toyah Unboxes

March 20th, 2021

In honour of the 40th Anniversary in 2021 of the Toyah album Anthem, Toyah is pleased to have partnered with Evoke Candle Co. & Cherry Red Records for this limited-edition candle.

Toyah Intro: We Are (Rockpop, October 1981)

November 6th, 2020

Toyah introduces an amazing appearance from October 1981. We Are, from the album Anthem, performed on German music show Rockpop, a programme that ran from 1977 to 1982. Watch Toyah’s Intro, and then take a trip back to 1981 for We Are.

Toyah Intro: We Are / Rockpop For Flashback Friday!

November 5th, 2020

There’s a very special Flashback Friday tomorrow as Toyah introduces an archive performance of We Are performed on the German TV programme Rockpop in October 1981. Premieres 11am, Fri 6 November. Click below for Toyah’s tweet.

Toyah Intro: We Are (Rockpop, 03.10.1981)

November 5th, 2020

Toyah introducing a classic TV appearance: We Are on the German TV show Rockpop in October 1981. Premieres tomorrow at 11am.

Toyah At Home: Episode #20

November 2nd, 2020

“I feel its power within me, bells ringing in my head, so often I have heard its cry, but forgotten what it said, it’s a mystery…”

Last Saturday’s episode of Toyah At Home – the 20th!! – had a few ghosts in the machine (well, it was a Halloween Special) and featured two more archive performances: It’s A Mystery, from the 1981 album, Anthem, and Brave New World, from the 1982 album, The Changeling.

Click below to watch/rewatch Episode 20, with talk about ghosts, pink highlights, making jewellery in lockdown, new films Swiperight and Heckle, film scripts and much more! Episode 21 of Toyah At Home airs this Saturday at 11am at Toyah’s official You Tube channel, and Facebook.

Toyah At Home: Episode #17

October 16th, 2020

“Remove the thorn from the lion’s paw, hear my words, pain no more…”

Last Saturday’s episode of Toyah At Home , a National Album Day 2020 special, featured two archive performances: The iconic Brave New World, from The Changeling, and Toyah’s 1981 single, I Want To Be Free, from Anthem.

Click below to watch/rewatch episode 17, with lots of album chat from Toyah as well as memories about the “first album cover and back cover” (Sheep Farming In Barnet), and She from The Blue Meaning – “Steve Bray’s drums… Charlie Francis on Bass!”. Episode 18 of Toyah At Home airs tomorrow at 11am at Toyah’s official You Tube channel, and Facebook.

National Album Day 2020: Anthem Listening Party & Much More!

October 10th, 2020

Today is National Album Day 2020 and Toyah is one of this year’s Ambassadors, with the 2020 theme of the event being the 80’s!

In celebration, Toyah is hosting a Listening Party this afternoon for the iconic 1981 album Anthem.

There was also another episode of Toyah At Home this morning, as well as Toyah’s Album Escapes. Read Toyah’s HMV Record Collection interview, and win a Sheep Farming In Barnet reissue rarity.

Keep an eye on Toyah at Twitter for more National Album Day news and updates. Click below for the Anthem Listening Party venue, taking place from 3pm today.

Official Toyah: October 2020 Blog

October 5th, 2020

Toyah’s October 2020 blog is available at toyahwillcox.com. A great read , as always, with info on National Album Day, Bill Rieflin and much more. Fantastic to also hear that my favourite artist is 31% Scottish. And a very Merry Christmas to Toyah and Robert!

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.

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 At Home: Episode Nine Will Be Anthemic!

August 12th, 2020

Please submit your questions for this week’s Toyah At Home by adding a comment at Toyah’s official Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. There’s another classic song from Anthem featuring this weekend. Ask about music, albums, singles, plays, films, anything & tune in Saturday at 11am.

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Somewhere In The Distance: Anthem

May 22nd, 2020

On this day… 39 years ago – 22nd May 1981 – the studio album Anthem was released. It still sounds as good today as it did then, and no doubt always will. Timeless! (Thanks to andy)

Dreamscape Fanzine: Thank You to Nigel Glockler!

December 7th, 2019

A huge Thank You to one of my music heroes from my teenage years – and the man responsible for the awesome drumming on Anthem and co-writer of one of the best songs of the 80s, Thunder In The Mountains – Nigel Glockler for posting this great photo on Facebook.

Nigel posted: “As I’ve said before and will say again: writing and playing with Toyah, Joel, Adrian & Phil was such an amazing time in my life and I am so very proud of the music we made.”

Fantastic to know Nigel is so fond of his Toyah days. All of the music from that era still sounds as amazing now as then! Thanks also to Gina Giambalvo-Glockler. Those little A5 booklets are not worthy!! (Photo © Nigel Glockler)

Toyah Live 2019: Crimson Queen Tour – We Are

October 23rd, 2019

Toyah performing, the awesome, We Are – from Anthem – on the Crimson Queen Tour at The Fleece in Bristol on Saturday night. Thanks to John.

Toyah Fanzine 38: Anthem – The A to Z of… Preview

October 19th, 2019

Toyah Fanzine 38 – New two-page preview of a four-page feature – Anthem – The A to Z of… #toyahfanzine #toyah #toyah1981 #anthem #81 #toyahwillcox

Site Info: 1981 Gallery

February 12th, 2019

gallad19eIt’s the 1981 Gallery! It’s Anthem, it’s I Want To Be Free, it’s Thunder In The Mountains, it’s At The Rainbow, it’s Good Morning Universe, it’s the College Tour, it’s The Old Grey Whistle Test, and yes… It’s A Mystery!

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Official Toyah: Toyah LP Countdown

January 30th, 2019

A great new Official Toyah 40th Music Anniversary feature on social media, with entries so far for Sheep Farming in Barnet, The Blue Meaning, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!, Anthem, The Changeling, and Warrior Rock – Toyah On Tour… with lots more still to come!

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The 80s Pop Annual 2 – Double-Vinyl: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

80spopannual18aToyah’s debut Top 10 hit It’s A Mystery (from the 1981 Four From Toyah EP) is included on the forthcoming The 80s Pop Annual 2 double-vinyl compilation album.

The 80s Pop Annual 2 is the Latest Exclusive to Vinyl release on Demon Records. 4 Sides of Vinyl containing 30 Tracks of Essential Classic Pop of The Eighties. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Original Artwork & Pressed on 2x 180G Heavyweight Vinyl. Hits from artists such as; Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, The Jacksons, Adam & The Ants and many more.

Release information Label: Demon Records
Format: Vinyl • Date: 09/11/2018
Cat#: DEMRECOMP020 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on The 80s Pop Annual 2 here. Last year I Want To be Free was included on the first vinyl release – The 80s Pop Annual.

100 Hits: The Best 80s Album – 5CD: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

Untitled-1Toyah, via one of her 80s chart hits, makes yet another appearance on a 100 Hits compilation CD set – It’s A Mystery is included on 100 Hits: The Best 80s Album which is scheduled for release on 2nd November.

100 Hits – The Best 80s Album contains the best hits from the decade from artists including Bonnie Tyler, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Adam Ant, Nena, Five Star, Kenny Loggins, Run-DMC, Bronski Beat, The Communards, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Release information Label: 100 Hits
Format: CD • Date: 02/11/2018
Cat#: DMGN100227 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on 100 Hits: The Best 80s Album here.