Archive for the ‘Singles’ Category

Radio: Greatest Hits Radio – It’s A Mystery/Big 45

June 2nd, 2023

It’s A Mystery, Toyah’s forever iconic 1981 hit, from the Four From Toyah EP, was the “Big 45” on The Simon Mayo Drivetime Show on Greatest Hits Radio on Tuesday.

Toyah On TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

April 30th, 2023

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW Rock: Friday 5th May: 10am
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Saturday Morning Song: Danced (SFIB, Shoestring)

April 12th, 2023

A vintage television clip of the song “Danced”, filmed in 1979., from the album Sheep Farming In Barnet.

There’s new songs every Saturday morning uploaded to the Toyah channel in the 11am ‘Toyah At Home’ slot. Remember to catch a new monthly Toyah At Home special at 11am on the first Saturday of each month.

Toyah On NOW Rock/80s: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

March 3rd, 2023

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW Rock: Wednesday 8th March: 5pm
Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Thursday 9th March: 3pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Toyah On TV: Video Killed The Radio Star

February 26th, 2023

Video Killed The Radio Star: Sky Arts: Saturday 11th March: 5.30am
Toyah Willcox. (Series 7, Episode 6) An insight into the making of videos by Toyah Willcox, whose hits included It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

Releases: Latex Messiah (Posh Redux) – New Digital Single/Preview

January 13th, 2023

Latex Messiah (Posh Redux) featuring Robert Fripp was released today digitally. Taken from the upcoming Deluxe Edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, which is released – on CD and translucent red double vinyl – on 10th February.

Toyah introduces the new version on Toyah At Home tomorrow at 11am. Latex Messiah gets some utterly eyepopping new Latex visuals courtesy of Toyah & Robert in this week’s Sunday Lunch! Airing at midday on Sunday (15th January).

• Stream or download Latex Messiah by clicking below.

Classic Pop: Crimson Queen/Four From Toyah

January 6th, 2023

There are two helpings of Toyah in the latest issue (#79, January/February 2023) of Classic Pop magazine: A review of the forthcoming ‘Rhythm Deluxe Edition’ of studio album In The Court of The Crimson Queen, and Four From Toyah, in a Top 20 EPs feature, with the 1981 release included at #15.

• Click below to view larger versions of both articles. The latest issue of Classic Pop magazine is available to buy in store and online. (Thanks to Minna of The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive for both scans)

Toyah At Home: Christmas Eve 2022

December 24th, 2022

Toyah wishing everyone a Merry Christmas Eve this morning on Toyah At Home, and taking us back to a vintage performance of It’s A Mystery on Top Of The Pops, Christmas Day 1981. I can still clearly remember watching this that day all those (41) years ago! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Releases: Brave New World – 10″ Colour Vinyl

December 22nd, 2022

PRE-ORDER LIVE tonight at 7pm ***

A special 10” Cherry Red-coloured vinyl EP commemorating Toyah’s classic single ‘Brave New World is released 10 March 2023.

Limited to 500 copies only.

The EP contains 4 tracks, all previously unreleased versions and the long-awaited Dawn Chorus (6.55 Special Mix).

Part of its special ‘45s at 45’ vinyl series marking the 45th Anniversary of Cherry Red Records.

Pre-order from 7pm TONIGHT
Thur 22 Dec 2022

10″ Red-coloured Vinyl EP

Side A
1. Brave New World (Razzmatazz Mix)
2. Street Creature (Razzmatazz Mix)

Side B
1. Dawn Chorus (6.55 Special Version)
2. Ieya 1982 (Edited Version)

Singles: Sensational (Posh Redux): Watch The Video!

December 18th, 2022

The new ‘Posh Redux’ version of Sensational featuring Robert Fripp on guitar, was released on Friday as a preview digital single to stream and download.

Following her Top 30 hit album Posh Pop and Isle of Wight Festival performance Toyah unveils details of the new ‘Rhythm Deluxe Edition’ of studio album In The Court of The Crimson Queen, presented as a prequel to Posh Pop.

The definitive version of the album now contains Toyah’s unique interpretation of the iconic song Slave To The Rhythm, featuring Robert Fripp on guitar and produced by Simon Darlow, co-writer of the original track. The album also contains three brand new remakes of Sensational, Heal Ourselves and Latex Messiah featuring the Posh Pop Three of Toyah, Simon Darlow and Robert Fripp. Plus exclusively revised artwork and lyrics for the album.

• Watch the video below or at You Tube. Yesterday’s Toyah At Home was a Sensational special, watch here, and today’s Sensational Magical Sunday Lunch, here. Stream/download Sensational (Posh Redux) here.

Singles: Sensational (Posh Redux) – Stream/Download

December 17th, 2022

Stream or download Toyah’s new single… It’s Sensational!

Releases: Sensational (Posh Redux) – New Digital Single

December 13th, 2022

Coming this Friday! Toyah’s new digital single Sensational (Posh Redux) featuring Robert Fripp.

Produced by Simon Darlow, the single is a follow-up to Slave To The Rhythm and previews the forthcoming Rhythm Deluxe Edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

Four More From Toyah – Mini Album: Out Today!

December 9th, 2022

A mere 41 years after its original release, Four More From Toyah is out today – on expanded eight song colour vinyl mini LP. Boasting gorgeous artwork and unreleased tracks, it’s the latest in an impressive release schedule of colour Toyah vinyls made available over the past five years or so. Order Four More From Toyah on neon violet vinyl at Cherry Red by clicking below.

Christmas 2022 Countdown: Day 3: TOTP – Be Proud

December 7th, 2022

Christmas 2016, and BBC Four aired a repeat Top Of The Pops, which was originally broadcast in October 1982 on BBC1, which included Toyah’s studio performance of the single, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard). This website described Toyah’s performance/appearance as “iconic, classic and utterly unforgettable“.

While the retro TOTP aired, BBC Four also tweeted: “In 1982, Toyah was so famous, she even had a lion-tailed macaque named after her on Animal Magic, and appeared on the show to meet it“.

Toyah On NOW 80s: Rock Chicks/Favourite Singers

December 2nd, 2022

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Monday 5th December: 11pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th December: 4pm
Mr Favourite Shirts is back on NOW 80s – this time he selects his Favourite Singers! Including some who influenced him the most such as David Byrne & XTC’s Andy Partridge.

Toyah On TV: Video Killed The Radio Star

November 26th, 2022

Video Killed The Radio Star: Sky Arts: Friday 9th December: 5.30am
Toyah Willcox. (Series 7, Episode 6) An insight into the making of videos by Toyah Willcox, whose hits included It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

Releases: Race Through Space/At The Rainbow Digital Single

November 1st, 2022

Newly remixed & remastered… Race Through Space [Live At The Rainbow] is out digitally this Friday, 4th November. Pre-save the track here.

The track is a preview of the forthcoming 2LP Vinyl and CD+DVD editions of Toyah Live At The Rainbow released 25th November on Cherry Red Records. Pre-order Live At The Rainbow.

Releases: Four More From Toyah/Neon Violet Vinyl

October 23rd, 2022

Four More From Toyah is reissued on Special Neon Violet Vinyl by Cherry Red Records on Friday 9th December 2022.


Limited quantity of limited edition postcard available from Cherry Red Records whilst stocks last. (NB. These sold out almost immediately)

The release expands the 1981 EP ‘Four More From Toyah’ into an eight- track mini-LP, compiled by Craig Astley and newly remastered from the original master tapes.
Originally released in late November 1981 and lead by the track ‘Good Morning Universe’, the EP was the fourth top 20 charting single for the band in that year, following the ‘Four From Toyah’ EP (lead by ‘It’s A Mystery’), ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.

The EP was the first material to be studio-recorded since the departure of drummer Nigel Glockler who was replaced by Simon Phillips. This EP contains eight tracks recorded by the line- up of Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitarist, co-writer and co-founder of the Toyah band), Adrian Lee (keyboards), Phil Spalding (bass) and the newly recruited Simon Phillips (drums).

Side A contains all four of the tracks from the original EP.

Side B opens with the previously unreleased, studio recorded tour intro track ‘Go Berserk’, including new vocals and snatches of lyrics from ‘Neon Womb’ and ‘Urban Tribesmen’ plus new dialogue that leads to a chilling crescendo. ‘Go Berserk’ was played before the band walked on stage on the European Tour of winter 1981. It is swiftly followed by the newly remastered ‘Stand Proud’ which often featured as the first song played live (directly after Go Berserk had finished). The track originally appeared on a flexi-disc with initial copies of the ‘Four More From Toyah’ EP.

The third track is ‘Clapham Junction’, an out-take that began in the session for the single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, was finished with new drum parts from Simon Phillips and vocals/ lyrics from Toyah.

The final track is the last session recorded by this line-up and hails from February 1982. This previously unreleased re-recording of the hit single ‘I Want To Be Free’ was produced by Steve Lillywhite in the Roundhouse Studios and went on to be used as the basis of the band’s television performance on the British Rock & Pop Awards when Toyah was awarded Best Female Singer in early 1982. This track has not previously been released.

All eight tracks are remastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering and approved by Joel Bogen. The sleeve contains an out-take of the EP photography from the Safari archives plus full lyrics on a newly designed inner bag. Initial quantities come with an exclusive postcard.

• Pre-Order Four More From Toyah on Neon Violet Vinyl at Cherry Red (The limited edition with postcard sold out almost immediately!). Read the press release – and see the full tracklist, which includes two previously unreleases tracks – at

Merchandise: Limited Edition Baubles 2022

October 19th, 2022

Following last year’s Brave New World bauble, here’s new Anthem and Thunder In The Mountains inspired baubles for Christmas 2022.

Charts: The Heritage Chart – Slave To The Rhythm

October 19th, 2022

Earlier this year Barefoot On Mars, from the album Posh Pop, hit number one on The Heritage Chart. Following that, the single, Slave To The Rhythm, from the forthcoming ‘Rhythm Deluxe’ edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, was also a Top 10 hit on The Heritage Chart, peaking at number eight in early October. Click below to see that chart. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NFT Illustrations: Toyah Thunder Mountain

October 1st, 2022

Toyah Thunder Mountain is a unique, official collection of 500 incredible illustrations as NFTs. Now available to purchase with Crypto currency. A collaboration with Chalkstar NFT.

• Click below for further info and a helpful how-to guide.