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Official Toyah: Pre-Order “Posh Pop” New Studio Album

June 28th, 2021

Following the acclaim of the recent reissues of her early, groundbreaking albums, on Friday 27 August 2021 Demon Music Group will release the new album Posh Pop by British female music icon, Toyah.

Available on CD, 180g ‘Space Grey’-coloured vinyl, digital download and deluxe CD+DVD featuring a video album. LP and CD Editions including an exclusive signed print by Toyah are also available.

PRE-ORDER Posh Pop now

In recent times Toyah has seen something of a cultural renaissance with younger female artists acknowledging the huge Influence of her groundbreaking and uniquely singular career. Last year Shirley Manson of Garbage went as far as to write a moving, open letter, apologising for mocking Toyah to friends as a teenager when, in fact, she was a fan who “sucked at Toyah’s teat [but did] not have the strength of character to admit it.” Now recognized as a pioneer who’s remained defiant since acting in Derek Jarman’s punk classic Jubilee and her trailblazing uncategorisable debut album Sheep Farming In Barnet in 1980, Toyah sees this as a turning point and validation; she’d always been able to sell out venues, always had an audience, but never the back-up, feeling that in the past women were played against each other, in an industry where men made women enemies of each other.

That the world is ready for Toyah means that Posh Pop will be justly celebrated. The most complete, uplifting pop record of Toyah’s inspirational 41-year career, Posh Pop is a triumphant album, its 10 songs encompassing euphoric partying, redemption, glam rock, interplanetary exploration, industrial grooves, revolution, the fate of humanity as viewed by monkeys and, above all, anthems. Every song here is a masterclass in pop, condensing a world of wonder into barely 40 minutes. It’s maximum pop and it’s also classier than virtually any other music you’ll hear all year. It’s posh pop.

The album was made with Simon Darlow, who also co-wrote and produced Toyah’s previous solo album, 2008’s dramatic In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. They first worked together in 1977, brought together to write songs then again five years later when Simon played keyboards on Toyah’s album The Changeling in 1982, remaining friends ever since.

Posh Pop’s additional musician is Toyah’s husband, guitarist Bobby Willcox. Provided with just a chord sheet, he was in the studio for no more than half-an-hour a week. Told to do whatever he felt like, feeling free and completely spontaneous, within a few takes Bobby produced stunning guitar lines.

Whether channelling her glam roots on the addictive Zoom Zoom, celebrating the unity of mankind on the communal Take Me Home or offering solace in the achingly tender Barefoot On Mars, the only predictable aspect of Posh Pop is that a giant hook will be along shortly.

Building from simple acoustic guitar chords, Summer Of Love builds to an instantly catchy chorus, on a deeply ironic anti-war song, exploring the concept of women on the battlefield. Continuing the exploration of serious themes, over a refrain Toyah initially started on the piano, The Bride Will Return is about the tragic bride of Beirut’s wedding day, when the warehouse blew up, catching both the moment of explosion and Israa Sablani’s beauty. Space Dance explores our burgeoning efforts to begin colonising other worlds, wrapped around an infernally catchy chorus that wouldn’t be out of place in The Rocky Horror Show.

Every song on Posh Pop is accompanied by a video that feature on the Deluxe CD+DVD Edition. All 10 videos were created and directed by Toyah during the lockdown of spring 2021 and edited by Darren Shortt, inspired by the phenomenal success of Toyah’s weekly YouTube video performances with her husband. These creatively inventive videos were lovingly made at home, in the garden and in a nearby abbey. Viewed together they present an escape into Posh Pop, journeying to surprising places, virtual worlds, and Toyah’s kitchen.

The refrain “You’re never too old to shine” from the song Rhythm In My House applies to Toyah’s life and career. “That’s absolutely the message of this album,” Toyah emphasises. “It’s never too late. Life is about the journey, from birth to your last day. It’s not about doors closing.”

Written by Toyah Willcox & Simon Darlow
Produced by Simon Darlow
TRACK LISTING
Levitate | Zoom Zoom | The Bride Will Return | Space Dance | Barefoot On Mars | Rhythm In My House | Summer Of Love | Monkeys | Kill The Rage | Take Me Home

Toyah At Home: Toyah Talks Posh Pop & Levitate

June 28th, 2021

This weekend’s Toyah At Home included Toyah revealing the inside track on how the single Levitate came about and more insights into the making of the album, Posh Pop.

Music, chat and more of your questions which this week come from Toyah’s flower-filled garden! There’s a classic song, some chat about shooting on location for The Tempest…. AND It’s a special episode celebrating the newly released Levitate, the first single from the forthcoming album Posh Pop. See the video in full, get some insights into the creation of the song and its video and the inside track on some of the songwriting on the album.

• Season 2, episode 25 of Toyah At Home aired on Saturday. Watch/Rewatch by clicking below.

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 28th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Aerosmith’s “Love In An Elevator” – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Aerosmith’s ‘Love In An Elevator’ – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Aerosmith‘s ‘Love In An Elevator’ – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Aerosmith’s “Love In An Elevator” – Continue reading…

Guitar.com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Aerosmith’s Love In An Elevator – Toyah also shared a new single, Levitate, off her forthcoming album – Continue reading…

Metal Addicts: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Aerosmith’s ‘Love In An Elevator’ – Continue reading…

Louder: Robert Fripp and Toyah serve up Love In A Elevator for Sunday lunch – Aerosmith’s classic Love In An Elevator receives the Sunday Lunch treatment, and it’s revealed that Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox own an actual elevator – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: Toyah Willcox & King Crimson’s Robert Fripp Cover Aerosmith’s “Love In An Elevator” – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox take it up a level with a high-octane cover of Aerosmith’s Love in An Elevator – The couple continued their Sunday Lunch series of covers with a rip-roaring rendition of the Aerosmith classic – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Sunday Lunch (with Sidney Jake) – Love In An Elevator.
Plus, “Levitate” featuring Toyah, Simon Darlow & Bobby Willcox! – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Another behind the scenes view for you. We loved making this one! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Posh Pop: News & Press Clips

June 26th, 2021

Official Toyah: Pre-Order “Posh Pop” New Studio Album – Following the acclaim of the recent reissues of her early, groundbreaking albums, on Friday 27 August 2021 Demon Music Group will release the new album Posh Pop by British female music icon, Toyah.

Available on CD, 180g ‘Space Grey’-coloured vinyl, digital download and deluxe CD+DVD featuring a video album. LP and CD Editions including an exclusive signed print by Toyah are also available – Continue reading…

Super Deluxe Edition: Toyah / New studio album, Posh Pop – New studio album. Signed vinyl and CD: Toyah Willcox will release a new studio album, Posh Pop, in August and fans can secure signed editions of both vinyl and CD formats.

Written and recorded with her longterm writing partner Simon Darlow (he co-wrote Grace Jones’ Slave to the Rhythm!), the album is described as being “a strong collection of infectious and affirmative pop songs”. Tracks include ‘Summer of Love’, ‘Space Dance’, ‘Levitate’ and ‘Take Me Home’ – Continue reading…

Retro Pop: Toyah is back with 16th album ‘Posh Pop’ – The ’80s icon will release her first album of original material since 2008 on August 27 – Continue reading…

Posh Pop: More News – Lots more new album news coming soon!

Toyah Announces New Album “Posh Pop” out 27 August 2021

June 26th, 2021

Toyah introduces the announcement of new studio album “Posh Pop” out 27 August 2021. The album is available on CD, space grey-coloured 180g vinyl, digital download and deluxe CD+DVD including a video album with a video for each of the 10 songs. Pre-order now!

Posh Pop: A New Toyah Studio Album

June 25th, 2021

Welcome to Posh Pop Day. Expect lots of news over the next few days. Visit Toyah at Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for numerous Posh Pop updates and links to press. Details on how to pre-order the new album (released on Friday 27th August), tracklist, artwork and previews of new songs can be browsed at toyahwillcox.com by clicking below.

Photos: Guitar on Film!

June 23rd, 2021

Toyah: “Today I played guitar on film for the first time in my life and loved it xxx” (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 22nd, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp knock out “Eye Of The Tiger” – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Survivor’s ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ – They’ve also shared a special Father’s Day bonus video that sees the pair “rock out with Burning Guitars” – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah dons boxing gloves for Sunday lunch romp through Eye Of The Tiger with Robert Fripp – Toyah Willcox, Robert Fripp and mystery guitarist Sidney Jake prove they’re ready to rumble with frenzied cover of Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger – Continue reading…

Guitar.com: Robert Fripp and Toyah are “Ready To Rumble” with cover of Eeye Of The Tiger by Survivor – Featuring Toyah in boxing gloves in a nod to Rocky III – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” + Father’s Day Surprise – Continue reading…

The Brag Media: Robert Fripp and Toyah rip through Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox have channeled the spirit of Sylvester Stallone with a cover of Survivor’s ‘Eye of The Tiger’ – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch, with Sidney Jake – Eye Of The Tiger… – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Something for the weekend guys??? Ok – another behind the scenes video for Sunday Lunch!!! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Father’s Day 2021: Toyah & Robert’s Burning Guitars

June 22nd, 2021

Toyah & Robert rock out with Burning Guitars for Father’s Day 2021.

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press 

June 16th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Eurythmic’s “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ – Things get a little blurry for this week’s kitchen cover – Continue reading…

Guitar.com: Robert Fripp and Toyah share video cover of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics – The Kitchen Trio take on the 1983 synth-pop classic with electric guitars – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover “Sweet Dreams” – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: Toyah Willcox & King Crimson’s Robert Fripp Cover “Sweet Dreams” – Continue reading…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and a Pixelated Toyah Cover Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”: Watch – The latest “Sunday Lunch” performance from the rock couple is apparently a bit risqué — by YouTube’s standards – Continue reading…

Republic World: Robert Fripp & Toyah Surprise Fans With The Cover Of Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’; Watch – Robert Fripp and Toyah have returned with the latest episode of their Sunday Lunch series, this time covering Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams – Continue reading…

The Brag Media: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ – Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox have continued their Sunday Lunch series with a cover of Eurythmics’ signature hit ‘Sweet Dreams’ – Continue reading…

JamBase: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Toyah At Home, Agony Aunts, Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch with Sidney Shake – Sweet Dreams… – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: In case you missed it – this was a LOT of fun!!! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Official Toyah: June 2021 Blog

June 16th, 2021

Read Toyah’s June 2021 blog at toyahwillcox.com.

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Sunday Lunch: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

June 14th, 2021

The kitchen trio are back having travelled the world and the seven seas. Don’t miss this one. Click below to watch/listen. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 9th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover ZZ Top’s ” Sharp Dressed Man” – Continue reading…

Rolling Stone: Toyah Willcox Dumbfounds Robert Fripp While Covering ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’
Even a bare chest can’t keep the King Crimson guitarist from missing a note – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ – The kitchen crew get all dressed up for this week’s Sunday Lunch performance – Continue reading…

Jam Base: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp cover ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man and Fripp is “finally broken” – Another Sunday lunch at Willcox-Fripp Manor ends in chaos, as ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man is performed and Robert Fripp gets more than he bargained for – Continue reading…

Consequence: Toyah Flashes Robert Fripp in Couple’s Cover of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”: Watch – Plus, the mysterious Sidney Jake finally speaks: “Do your parents behave like this?” – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: Toyah Willcox Offers A Flash For Cover Of “Sharp Dressed Man” With King Crimson’s Robert Fripp – Continue reading…

DGM Live: T&R’S Weekend At Home (And Back On The Road!) – Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch, with Sidney Jake: Sharp Dressed Man – Agony Aunts… (with Burning Guitars!) – Toyah At Home… (and back on the road!) – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Sunday Lunch – Behind The Scenes – And this is the angle you don’t see!!! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Sunday Lunch: Sharp Dressed Man

June 8th, 2021

Toyah, Robert Fripp & Sidney Jake got all dressed up for this week’s Sunday Lunch performance with a take on ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man. Click below to watch/listen. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert: The Website!

June 8th, 2021

Toyah and Robert – The website. All things Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp! Visit, by clicking below for Toyah & Robert merchandise and more.

Toyah At Home: A Postcard Home

June 8th, 2021

Music, chat and more of your questions from Toyah’s home to yours including a special postcard home from Toyah on the Isle of Wight as she reunites with her band for their first gig since February 2020!

You can also listen to the show on the Official Toyah Willcox podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you get your podcasts. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Official Charts: The Blue Meaning – More Chart Info

June 7th, 2021

More Official Chart placings for The Blue Meaning.

Album chart #59⁣
Rock chart #1⁣
Independent chart #4 ⁣
Sales chart #12⁣
Physical chart #12⁣
Vinyl chart #14 ⁣
Scottish chart #16

Toyah tweeted and Instagrammed about the great news over the weekend, saying:

“Wonderful news that The Blue Meaning has charted in the UK @officialcharts yesterday & topped the Rock & Metal Chart. Thank you!! Toyah xx⁣”

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 1st, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Rolling Stone: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp Cover Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and there are feathers everywhere – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Black Sabbath Classic “Paranoid” – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Toyah At Home, Agony Aunts, Sunday Lunch with Sidney Jake – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Right after Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch this week – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Toyah At Home: Season 2 / Episode 21

June 1st, 2021

Season 2, episode 21 of Toyah At Home aired on Saturday. Watch/Rewatch by clicking below.

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Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

May 25th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Rolling Stone: Toyah Willcox Busts Out The Catsuit For Scorpions Cover With Robert Fripp – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox take on Scorpions’ ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Here They Are: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Tackle The Scorpions’ Rock You Like A Hurricane For Their Sunday Lunch… – Continue reading…

Kerrang: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox add “feline twist” to Scorpions Cover – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah Dons Catwoman Outfit and Brandishes A Whip on Rock You Like A Hurricane – Continue reading…

Consequence Of Sound: Toyah Goes Full Catwoman As She Covers “Rock You Like A Hurricane” with Robert Fripp. Watch … – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Complete Weekend: Toyah At Home, Agony Aunts, Sunday Lunch featuring Sidney Jake – Continue reading…

Official Toyah: May 2021 Blog

May 23rd, 2021

Read Toyah’s May 2021 blog at toyahwillcox.com.