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Toyah & The Humans: Releases 2020

July 3rd, 2020

Happy Humans Day! – Toyah & The Humans Day to be more specific! The Noise In Your Head box set is released today, as are the albums We Are The Humans, Sugar Rush, Strange Tales and Live At Scala London. All on gorgeous colour vinyl. Click below to see Dreamscape’s second “Releases” feature page of 2020, focusing on Toyah & The Humans.

The Blue Meaning: It Was 40 Years Ago… Tomorrow!

June 5th, 2020

Tomorrow – 06.06.2020 – is the 40th anniversary of the release of an iconic album from Toyah’s music career, The Blue Meaning. Incredibly ahead of its time, both musically and in its artwork/design/imagery. Check back tomorrow for our feature – which is an amalgamation of four of Dreamscape’s previous Blue Meaning articles reworked to create a comprehensive feature.

Toyah & Fripp: The Lockdown Films

June 4th, 2020

**Updated** A sprinkling of pure, escapist, fun during these troubling, uncertain times many of us are experiencing. Check out Dreamscape’s Toyah & Fripp: The Lockdown Films News Archive. Watch the films at The Official Toyah You Tube channel. (Screenshots © Toyah Willcox)

Dreamscape – Toyah.Net: You Tube Channel

May 27th, 2020

Following our recent post about Toyah’s official You Tube channel… Here’s one about this website’s –  Dreamscape’s You Tube channel.

Our You Tube is pretty much what you’d expect from a fan based channel. We’ve compiled a selection of retro interviews, Toyah TV appearances and more from throughout Toyah’s career (which I believe is now in its 45th year if Glitter – filmed 1975, aired 1976 – is regarded as the very beginning!).

We are rollercoasting towards 1K of subscribers, and our most popular video is Toyah: This Is Your Life, which as of writing has been viewed 184,629 times and is currently increasing by around 2K views per day. Not that I’m a stats freak of course! Please click below to visit Dreamscape’s You Tube Toyah channel (which also includes some rare Madonna footage).

May 18th 2020: It’s Toyah’s Birthday

May 18th, 2020

It’s Toyah’s birthday. This website has been celebrating Toyah’s birthday for over 20 years now. Here are some of our previous virtual birthday card designs. Click to zoom.

Dreamscape News Archive: February – April 2020

May 8th, 2020

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for February to April 2020 has now been archived. Interviews, press clips, official news, Toyah’s tweets, radio appearances, releases, television listings and much more. Click below to visit our News Archive, where you can plough through 240 months of Toyah news.

Dreamscape: Website Restored

May 7th, 2020

After almost three weeks of work and hassle this website has been sorted and restored to the format which works best. The database was also saved, meaning the past eight years of Toyah news in this format are also restored. I quite liked the temporary version but this permanent format uses advanced functions to categorise and tag news posts, something Toyah’s eclectic and busy career needs. (Some photos from 2012 are still missing. I’m working on fixing this)

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Toyah Releases 2020: Page Updated/Desire

April 14th, 2020

Updated! Toyah Releases 2020 – Just added information and images for the latest new Toyah release, the forthcoming Desire white vinyl album, released on 24th April. Click below to visit the Toyah Releases 2020 page. See also our Releases news archive.

Site News: Press Archive

March 8th, 2020

In my spare time I’m slowly regenerating this website. The Features section has recently been updated (with more to follow) and currently the Press Archive is having a much needed overhaul. It’s taking a while as there are tons of past Toyah press interviews and articles in there.

Toyah Releases 2020: Info/Photos Update

March 3rd, 2020

Dreamscape’s Toyah 2020 Releases page has just been updated – With new information and photos related to Toyah’s busy release schedule this year.

So far there’s been the eight-disc + 48-page booklet box set, Toyah Solo (just released and just incredible!) and the five colour/clear vinyl albums; Minx (red translucent vinyl), Prostitute (yellow translucent vinyl), Ophelia’s Shadow (aqua translucent vinyl), Take The Leap! (double album clear vinyl), Velvet Lined Shell (10″ purple vinyl).

With a number of other releases to follow through the year this page will be added to and updated. Check out the page and revisit for new releases.

Dreamscape: Site Stats

February 13th, 2020

Dreamscape is almost 20! In my spare time I’m slowly bringing the Press Archive, Features and a few other slightly neglected site sections up-to-date.

I’m also planning on installing an SSL Certificate to the site. Though it isn’t necessary as Dreamscape does not collect any info on visitors or sell anything. But a secure site seems to be the way to go these days.

Whenever I sporadically question whether a “fan site” is still pertinent, appropriate or even relevant in 2020, when social media seems to be all, I check the hit stats for this site and I always find it mindboggling that so many Toyah fans from so many areas of the planet visit here.

It’s been almost a year since the last stats update, so… In the last day there have been visits from the UK, Australia, South Africa, Germany, United States, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Philippines, China, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Japan, Turkey, Poland, New Zealand, India, Hungary.

Toyah has such a global fanbase. Thanks to everyone who still takes the time to visit.

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Dreamscape News Archive: October 2019 – January 2020

January 29th, 2020

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for October 2019 to January 2020 has now been archived. Interviews, press clips, official news, Toyah’s tweets, live gig info, radio appearances, releases, television listings and much more. Click below to visit our News Archive, where you can also explore 19 years and 10 months of past Toyah news – dating all the way back to March 2000!

Dreamscape News Archive: May – September 2019

October 12th, 2019

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for May to September 2019 has now been archived. Numerous interviews, press clips, official news, Toyah’s tweets, live gig info, radio appearances, releases, television listings and much more. Including lots of coverage of the Quadrophenia 40th Anniversary celebrations. Click below to visit our News Archive, where you can also explore almost 20 years of Toyah news… news… news – dating all the way back to March 2000!

Dreamscape News Archive: January – April 2019

May 8th, 2019

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for the first four, sensationally busy, months of 2019 have now been archived. Tons of interviews, press clips, live gig info, radio appearances, television listings and much more, including comprehensive coverage of the new release of Toyah’s album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen and related news… Click below to visit our News Archive, where you can also explore almost 20 years of news… news… news!

Dreamscape: Site Stats

April 18th, 2019

stats19aOne of our sporadic looks at which countries are visiting this website, and thus interested in the latest news on Toyah and, currently, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen

As always the majority of our hits are from within the UK, but there are numerous other countries checking in, including a significant total from the USA.

The last 500 visitors to www.toyah.net are from: United Kingdom (371), United States (51), South Africa (11), Finland (8), Canada (6), Netherlands (5), Italy (5), Ireland (5), Germany (5), Denmark (4), Australia (4), Estonia (3), Russian Federation (2), Korea (2), Spain (2), Luxembourg (1), France (1) and China (1).

Interest is truly global and not strictly limited to the digital world. The latest fanzines were posted out to the UK, US, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Estonia, Switzerland, Spain and France.

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Dreamscape: The Furious (Vegetarian) Futures

April 4th, 2019

This website is now in it’s 20th year – yes I’ve been furiously typing away here for over 19 years now – and before anyone accuses me of moaning about that, I’m not. Yes, I have been known to complain very occasionally :), but not at the moment! I’ve mostly enjoyed posting about Toyah’s amazingly eclectic career over the years. It’s been fascinating, fun, fulfilling, occasionally frustrating and fundamentally a fantastic hobby (lots of f’s from Fleming there!). I’ve been thinking about the future of this site, what with the absolute juggernaut onslaught of social media, one sometimes wonders if websites, particularly fansites, are a resource that is even needed anymore? I’m vaguely proud of keeping this site going as it proves I’m not as fickle as I thought. The only other thing I’ve stuck with for longer is being vegetarian. Almost 35 years of not eating animals. Veggies need to be louder and prouder in these ridiculous vegan-bashing times!!!

So with regards to all that I think Dreamscape is going to change. More streamlined, news-orientated/focused, and possibly a sporadic print version – sort of a back-to-basic newsletter type format – for people who aren’t completely living in a digital world. Watch this space!

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Site Info: 1984/85 Gallery

February 4th, 2019

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Somewhere In The Distance: Classic Toyah Interviews

February 4th, 2019

Toyah has always been a great interviewee – Click below for a page of classic Toyah interviews!

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Dreamscape: 20th Year Online – Soon!

January 14th, 2019

In less than two month’s time Dreamscape will enter it’s 20th year online.

I started working on creating this website as something to help me deal with my Mother’s death in the late 1990s. Unfortunately it didn’t manage that but it did keep me occupied in my spare time through much of 1999. I put the site online on 10th March 2000 after a previous attempt to launch it on the 1st January that year. My initial intention was that it would be a rolling news service, constantly updated with all the latest Toyah happenings. Some people said the idea would never work. 19 years, and thousands & thousands of posts, later, I like to think it did!

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Perhaps if I’d known the hate that would be directed at me over the years I wouldn’t have bothered. In 2012 I almost closed Dreamscape when things got particularly unpleasant, and recently there has been an undercurrent of nastiness again. On a far more positive note, through this site I’ve made fantastic lifelong friends who I really treasure. There were some fake friends too but they, thankfully, fucked off. Grrr, I always have to end on a negative lol!!

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Dreamscape: Site Stats

December 9th, 2018

stats18aHey! It’s Christmas, an ideal time to take one of our, very sporadic, looks at the visitor stats to this website.

In these times of social media essentially becoming the internet for many people, this site is still very busy and continues to receive 100′s of unique visitors each and every day.

Even on the quietest day of the last couple of months, which was Saturday 20th October, there were still 130 unique visitors. I have friends who run well-known Madonna, Doctor Who and U2 fansites and all say social media has seriously affected their visitor stats over recent years.

In the last 24 hours alone there have been visits to Dreamscape from: United Kingdom, United States, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, South Africa, Canada, Australia, France, Thailand, Sweden, Netherlands, China, Poland, Jersey, Estonia, Germany and Austria.

View a larger version of the stats graphic here.

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Dreamscape News Archive: 2018 Toyah News

December 3rd, 2018

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for the last 12 months has now been added to our News Archive. It’s been quite a year for Toyah, with a landmark birthday, numerous gigs, TV appearances, press, film roles, an anniversary tour and much more. Revisit at least some of it by clicking below.

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