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Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!: Deluxe Release Today!

May 13th, 2022

The third reissue from Toyah’s Safari Records back catalogue, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!, is released today on deluxe CD+DVD and colour vinyl by Cherry Red Records.

Toyah’s third, and first live, album was originally released in late 1980. It was reissued on CD and colour vinyl in 1990, and reissued again on expanded CD in 2006.

Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! originally peaked at #22 in the UK Top 40 Album Chart in 1980 and also spent an entire year in the Independent Album Chart, earning a Silver sales certification.

The recorded gig took place on 17th June 1980 at the legendary Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton. The CD+DVD set finally restores the full concert set list and pairs the live album with a DVD of the 1980 television documentary Toyah, released on disc for the first time ever.

• Browse Toyah’s social media spaces for a visual countdown to today’s release, with rare and archive photos and media over the last few weeks.

Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!: Cherry Red Trailer

May 13th, 2022

Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! on CD/DVD & Neon Yellow Vinyl. The third instalment in Cherry Red’s deluxe re-issue series of Toyah’s Safari Records back catalogue is the 1980 live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!. Watch the trailer below.

Releases: The Blue Meaning on 140g Black Vinyl

May 8th, 2022

A 140g black vinyl LP of the remastered version of Toyah’s 1980 album The Blue Meaning is released on 15th July 2022.

The second disc in a re-issue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue following the limited edition neon pink coloured vinyl LP version released by Cherry Red in May 2021 which immediately sold out.

Produced by Steve James and ‘Toyah’ the band – Joel Bogen, Pete Bush, Toyah Willcox, Steve Bray and Charlie Francis, the album reached #1 on the UK Independent Album Chart and charted in the main UK Top 40 album chart in June 1980.

Includes the ultimate fan favourite ‘Ieya’, considered a signature song by the band, which was also released as a single, plus ‘Blue Meanings’, ‘Mummies’ and the psychedelic ‘Spaced Walking’ for which Toyah’s vocals were recorded after inhaling helium.

A Punk/New Wave classic featuring a brand new inner bag with rare and unseen imagery of Toyah, plus official lyrics for the album.

• Click below to pre-order the vinyl at Cherry Red Records.

Releases: Toyah Unboxes Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! CD & Vinyl

April 17th, 2022

Watch Toyah unbox the upcoming new colour vinyl and CD+DVD release of Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! by clicking below (to go to Toyah’s Official Facebook). Pre-order the album, which is released on 13th May, here. (Screen caps from a video that is © Toyah Willcox)

• Browse Dreamscape’s “Toyah Unboxes” archive. This includes Toyah unboxing Toyah Solo, The Blue Meaning, Posh Pop and more.

Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!: Preview/Pre-Order

March 31st, 2022

Pre-order Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!, in deluxe formats, by clicking on the CD+DVD back cover…

Toyah: Danced (Live at Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton 1980)

March 31st, 2022

A preview of the live performance of Danced performed live in June 1980 at Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton is premiering on Toyah’s Official You Tube channel on 5th April. As featured on the DVD with the Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Deluxe CD+DVD release from Cherry Red Records. Released Friday 13 May 2022.

Retro Pop: Toyah’s 1980 Live Album Gets Deluxe Reissue

February 8th, 2022

Toyah’s 1980 live album gets deluxe reissue with CD/DVD and limited vinyl editions

Toyah’s 1980 live album is the latest in her back catalogue to be reissued.

The third instalment of Cherry Red Records’ campaign sees the star’s Safari Records LP ‘Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!’ revisited and expanded for a new release.

The recorded gig took place on June 17, 1980 at the legendary Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton and was recorded on the Rolling Stones’ Mobile Recording Unit.

It’s been remastered from the original master tapes by Nick Watson and a CD/DVD edition features the full concert setlist – including the previously unreleased songs She, a reprise of Danced and an unedited complete version of Neon Womb, which originally faded early as the B-Side of live single Danced – paired with a DVD of the 1980 television documentary ‘Toyah’.

• Continue reading at Retro Pop. Pre-Order Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! at Cherry Red.

Releases: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! CD + DVD/Colour Vinyl LP

February 5th, 2022

Following the deluxe releases of Sheep Farming In Barnet in 2020, and The Blue Meaning in 2021, comes the third Cherry Red release from Toyah’s Safari albums discography, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!, the live album with the glorious artwork by Dexter Brown.

Press Announcement from toyahwillcox.com and Cherry Red:

The third instalment in Cherry Red’s deluxe re-issue series of Toyah’s Safari Records back catalogue is the 1980 live album ‘Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!’,  released on Friday 13 May 2022.

PRE-ORDER NOW FROM CHERRY RED WITH LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTCARDS WHILST STOCKS LAST…. One design for the LP Edition, one for the CD+DVD Edition

The album is released as an expanded deluxe CD+DVD and a Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP.

The live album originally peaked at #22 in the UK Top 40 Album Chart in 1980 and also spent an entire year in the Independent Album Chart, earning a Silver sales certification.

The recorded gig took place on 17 June 1980 at the legendary Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton where Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder all performed. The gig was recorded on the Rolling Stones’ Mobile Recording Unit and has been remastered from the original master tapes by Nick Watson.

With sleevenotes by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, who also compiled the package, the CD+DVD set finally restores the full concert set list and pairs the live album with a DVD of the 1980 television documentary Toyah, released on disc for the first time ever. Directed by Graham Moore and originally broadcast by the ATV (former name for ITV) network on 17 November 1980, it followed Toyah for over half a year capturing band rehearsals, studio recording sessions, play rehearsals and in her then-home, the notorious Battersea warehouse ‘Mayhem’.

The CD+DVD features the previously unreleased songs ‘She’, a reprise of ‘Danced’ and an unedited complete version of ‘Neon Womb’ which originally faded early as the B-Side of live single ‘Danced’.

The CD+DVD contains a fully illustrated 24-page booklet featuring an introductory note from Toyah alongside rare and unseen photography of Toyah and the band line-up which disbanded before this album’s original release.

The documentary features promo-style video footage for the songs ‘Blue Meanings’ and ‘Neon Womb’ alongside concert footage of ‘Danced’, ‘Insects’ and ‘Ieya’ as heard on the live album.

LP and CD: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!
1 Victims Of The Riddle
2 Indecision
3 Love Me
4 Vision
5 Bird In Flight
6 Tribal Look
7 Danced
8 Insects
9 Race Through Space
10 Ieya

CD-only Bonus Tracks
11 Ghosts
12 Neon Womb (Unedited)*
13 She*
14 Danced (Encore Version)*
*Previously unreleased

DVD in CD+DVD Edition
Toyah: ATV Documentary
Including promo video-style footage of ‘Neon Womb’ and ‘Blue Meanings’ and concert footage of ‘Insects’, ‘Danced’ and ‘Ieya’.

• Pre-Order Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! on colour vinyl and CD at Cherry Red (The editions with signed postcards sold out almost immediately!). Read the press release at toyahwillcox.com. Watch Toyah announcing the release during this morning’s Toyah At Home.

Releases: Toyah Included on 4 New NOW Compliations

January 18th, 2022

Now That’s What I Call…. Toyah!

Four classic Toyah singles appear on four CD album release from the legendary Now compilation brand. Brave New World features on the 84-track 4CD Now Yearbook ‘82 out on 4 February.

Ieya features on Now That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave, a 89-track 4CD, released on 21 January. ⁣

Already available, Rebel Run features on Now Yearbook ‘83 and The Vow features on Now Yearbook ‘83 Extra alongside hits from The Police, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, The Human League, The Cure, Eurythmics, Genesis and more. ⁣

• All CDs can be ordered from Amazon and HMV. (News Source: Official Toyah)

Releases: Revolt Into Style 1979 | 3CD Box Set

November 11th, 2021

Toyah’s 1979 debut single, Victims Of The Riddle (Part 1), is included on the forthcoming 3CD Box Set, Revolt Into Style 1979. The compilation is released on 21st January 2022.

• Four exceptional hours of music that defines British pop at the end of a tumultuous decade

• Continuing Cherry Red’s yearly overview of the late ‘70s UK “new music” scene

• Housed in a stylish clamshell box, ‘Revolt Into Style’ features the best of a fast-splintering scene, rife with creativity

If 1977 was the year that punk broke, and 1978 saw the UK turn Day-Glo, then 1979 was all about the aftershock of punk, with the redrawn British musical landscape divided between various youth sub-cultures and factions. The release of the film Quadrophenia gave a focal point to the growing mod revival, power pop bands like The Jags similarly sought inspiration from the mid-‘60s, while 2-Tone recalibrated the ska sound of Prince Buster for a new generation of pork pie hat-wearing rude boys.

Running parallel to those developments, a plethora of bands – prominent among whom were Public Image Ltd, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Fall and Joy Division – were demanding the future now with an uncompromising sound and nonconformist approach that would subsequently be labelled post-punk. They were joined by the likes of The Human League and Tubeway Army, who brought avant-garde electronic influences and dystopian lyrical themes into the pop charts.

With the more mainstream Spirit-of-’77 bands now rebranded by the radio-friendly marketing term New Wave, 1979 turned out to be an epic pot-pourri of sounds and styles. The likes of Madness, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Pretenders and Dexy’s Midnight Runners all made their vinyl debuts, while the singles chart boasted instant three-minute classics from The Jam, The Clash, The Skids, Squeeze, The Ruts, XTC and The Undertones.

• Further info on this release at Cherry Red Records. (Thanks to Michael Murray)

Releases: Musik Music Musique 2.0 – The Rise Of Synth Pop

November 11th, 2021

Toyah’s iconic 1981 single, Thunder In The Mountains, is included on the 3CD compilation, Musik Music Musique 2.0 – The Rise Of Synth Pop. This was released in October.

• Sequel to the hugely successful ‘Musik Music Musique’, This time exploring 1981, The year synth pop broke into the mainstream.

• Over 50 tracks showcasing the innovation and exploration that gave rise to what would become the decade’s pre-eminent musical form.

• Featuring Ultravox, Duran Duran, OMD, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Devo, Gina X Performance, Fashion, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Heaven 17, Hazel O’Connor, Yello, A Flock Of Seagulls, Toyah, Kim Wilde, The Passage, Chris and Cosey, Japan, John Foxx and countless other electronic luminaries.

• Packed with familiar classics and lesser known gems.

• Further info on this release at Cherry Red Records. (NB. Toyah was also included on Musik Music Musique – 1980 | The Dawn Of Synth Pop collection in 2020.

Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory – Out Now!

October 23rd, 2021

Just in time for the spookiest night of the year, comes Toyah’s spookiest ever film. The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory is now available to buy on DVD or Digital Download.

Directed by Steven M Smith, Toyah plays Estelle Roberts, a spiritualist medium in the new film. It also stars Toby Wynn-Davies, Julian Sands, Colin Baker and Christopher Ellinson.

Toyah & Robert’s MyMerch Studio: New Products

October 9th, 2021

Three brand new products were made available this morning at Toyah & Robert’s MyMerch Studio.

Two t-shirts featuring imagery from the hit new album Posh Pop will be available for the first time on Toyah & Robert’s MyMerch Studio website, alongside the Brave New World Toyah Christmas bauble.

Each bauble comes with a mini card signed by Toyah and individually numbered from 1 to 200. Each number will be available individually on the website so get in quick to get a low number or your lucky number.

• Continue here to browse, though it looks like most of the BNW baubles have already gone! Watch a video of Toyah and Robert modelling the new Posh Pop t-shirts at Instagram.

Releases: Brave New World – Bauble & Signed Card

October 7th, 2021

My World Gifts have created a brand new hand painted Brave New World bauble with signed and numbered card. This will be available via the Toyah & Robert My Merch Studio store this weekend! See a larger photo of the bauble here, and click below to watch Toyah’s video. (Photo/Image © Toyah Willcox)

Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory – This Halloween!

September 21st, 2021

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory, starring Julian Sands, Colin Baker, Toyah Willcox and Christopher Ellison is released on DVD and Digital Download on 4th October 2021, in time for Halloween! Toyah plays Estelle Roberts, a spiritualist medium, in the film directed by Steven M Smith.

• View a selection of production photos from The Ghost Of Borley Rectory, here, and watch the trailer below.

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.

Posh Pop: Just “Space Dance” ing With Excitement!!

August 26th, 2021

Just one more sleep before the new Toyah album is yours. Posh Pop is out tomorrow, Friday 27.08.2021. Pre-order here.

Which track are you most excited to hear? ⁣(Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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

Posh Pop: ‘Rhythm In My House’ Preview

August 25th, 2021

A preview of track six – Rhythm In My House – from Posh Pop, was shared by Toyah this evening on social media, accompanied by the gorgeous video for the song, filmed in Toyah and Robert’s, now legendary, kitchen. Click on the caps below to listen/watch. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Come on over to my house, no silence here / these four walls have seen it all