Archive for the ‘The Humans’ Category

The Humans: Strange Tales CD

March 6th, 2015

humans15hAs previously mentioned late last year, a physical CD version of The Humans’ third Album Strange Tales will be on sale at the forthcoming Telling Strange Tales UK Tour next month. The CD is currently in production.

Tracklist: 1. Slow Descent, 2. She’s Fast, 3. Get In Your Car, 4. Amnesia, 5. Bedhead, 6. Improbable Thing, 7. Sleep Tight

Recorded in Seattle, seven tracks make up the third album created by the transatlantic band comprising Toyah Willcox, Chris Wong and Bill Rieflin. Rieflin once again helmed production of the album. As previously stated, this third instalment in the musical adventures of The Humans adds more instrumentation into the mix with saxophone and violin featuring for the first time.

• View more info on this at

The Humans… Are Evolving!

March 6th, 2015

To mark the forthcoming Telling Strange Tales UK Tour by The Humans I’m currently transferring all of Dreamscape’s archive news on the band over to this format from its current html. This will mean the complete history of The Humans, from the very first news post back in June 2007, right through to the present will be available and searchable as a whole or as individual posts. More details soon…


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The Humans Live 2015 + Get In Your Car (Live)

February 28th, 2015

humans15gA previously unreleased live track has been made available by

Get In Your Car [Live at Triple Door Club, Seattle] by The Humans is now playing on Toyah’s Official Gigs page. A great taster for the forthcoming UK live dates by The Humans.

Toyah & The Humans kick off a special six-date tour Telling Strange Tales on 11th April.

• See the dates, buy tickets & hear the exclusive unreleased live track at Browse Dreamscape’s Strange Tales and Telling Strange Tales UK Tour news feeds.

Metal Express Radio: Toyah Announces New Shows

February 28th, 2015

mer15aPunk legend Toyah to tour UK with King Crimson drummer Bill Rieflin

Toyah & The Humans embark on a UK Tour of six intimate concert dates this April in Uckfield, Gloucester, London, Southampton, Swansea and Chatham.

The Humans’ third album ‘Strange Tales, recorded in Pearl Jam’s studio, is available digitally now and will be available exclusively on CD at the six UK tour dates. The band is the brainchild of renowned singer, actress and household name Toyah Willcox and brings together three lifetimes of musical experience, experimentation and craftsmanship.

• Continue reading at Metal Express Radio.

The Humans: Telling Strange Tales

February 26th, 2015

Tickets are on sale for all six dates of The Humans forthcoming UK Tour, Telling Strange Tales. Playing Uckfield, Gloucester, Southampton, Swansea, London and Chatham between 11th and 19th April. View more info/ticket links by clicking below.


UK Music Reviews: The Humans Hit The Road

February 18th, 2015

humans15eToyah Willcox and The Humans Hit The Road on 2015 UK Tour

Toyah Willcox & The Humans is a transatlantic contemporary three piece rock band, which comprises Toyah Willcox, Bill Rieflin of REM fame and Chris Wong. They are embarking upon a UK tour of six intimate concert dates to promote their album, Strange Tales.

The band is the brainchild of renowned singer, actress and household name Toyah Wilcox and brings together three lifetimes of musical experience, experimentation and craftsmanship. She needs very little introduction having been a household name since the early 80s.

… They will be aided and abetted in these live concerts by returning guest Igor Abuladze and for this tour by Tim Rose. Alongside Wong, Tim Rose has played in Toyah’s live touring band since 2005. The tour will see the first UK live performances of material from 2014’s Strange Tales album which was met with much praise from fans old and new. Get In Your Car and Amnesia have already become firm favourites.

• Continue reading at UK Music Reviews.

Stereoboard: Toyah Announces Rare Club Shows With The Humans

February 5th, 2015

stereoboard15aToyah Willcox has announced details of two rare club show with her band, The Humans.

The new wave star, with R.E.M drummer Bill Rieflin and Chris Wong, will head to London’s 100 Club on April 18, before a show at Chatham Dockyard’s Britannia Theatre the following day. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £22.00 in London and £16.50 in Chatham, plus fees.

Having formed in 2007, the trio released their most recent album, ‘Strange Tales’, in spring last year.

Toyah And The Humans Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Sat April 18 2015 – LONDON 100 Club
Sun April 19 2015 – CHATHAM The Britannia Theatre

• Continue reading at View the complete Telling Strange Tales UK Tour schedule by clicking below.


Radio Today (South Africa): The Humans

December 6th, 2014

radiotoday14aThanks to Andrew McDougall for letting Dreamscape know about his latest radio show, which aired on “Radio Today” in South Africa on Wednesday. Andrew included info on The Humans and a play of the wonderful Amnesia, and it’s available to listen to as a podcast.

Canon Piper responds to listeners requests. The short story “”Willem Prinsloos peach brandy”” by one of South Africa’s greatest writers, Herman Charles Bosman, is read, along with a short bio and a song of the English rock band The Humans. Kensington has Scottish and English roots. We are still blessed to have the Scottish Pipers practice every Sunday right within our midst, and of course we have the Kensington Castle. Radio Today broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and nationally on DStv audio channel 869. Radio Today also streams on its website and on cell phones on Radio Today. Radio that delivers.

• Listen to the show at Podomatic.

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Live 2015: Telling Strange Tales: New Date

December 5th, 2014

humans14rA new date has been confirmed for The Humans Telling Strange Tales 2015 UK Tour. The band will play Gloucester Guildhall on Tuesday 14th April.

• View more details on the tour and ticket links here.

The Humans: Strange Tales on CD

November 27th, 2014

Exciting!! – The Humans’ acclaimed third album, Strange Tales, which was released digitally in April will be available on CD in 2015 on the Telling Strange Tales UK Tour. Great news for those who, like me, still prefer to have their music piled on a shelf (old fashioned or what?).


Live 2015: Telling Strange Tales: The Humans UK Tour

November 26th, 2014

humans15cFive live UK dates, the Telling Strange Tales tour, for The Humans in 2015 have been confirmed by


In 2015, The Humans will not only begin work recording their fourth album but embark on a UK tour of five confirmed dates. Telling Strange Tales will kick off on 11 April 2015 at Trading Boundaries, Uckfield and close at The Britannia Theatre, Chatham on 19 April.

• View more details on the tour and links to book tickets here. View the news announcement on the tour here. (A CD of the Strange Tales album will be available exclusively at the gigs).

Live 2015: Toyah And The Humans

November 22nd, 2014

humans15bAGMP presents TOYAH AND THE HUMANS
Sunday 19 April 2015

Toyah Willcox announces a rare club show with The Humans

New Wave Superstar Toyah announces a club show with her band The Humans who feature Bill Rieflin (drummer with R.E.M.) & Chris Wong at the Britannia in Chatham Dockyard.

The Humans are the brainchild of Toyah Willcox and were formed in 2007. The band’s first single was a version of Nancy Sinatra’s “These boots were made for Walkin”. They recently released their new album “Strange Tales” which was recorded in Seattle.

• Continue reading at The Britannia Kent. Further info at AGMP. This concert isn’t officially confirmed as yet. View all comfirmed dates for The Humans in 2015 at

Sugar Rush: Fan Of The Month (September 2014)

September 6th, 2014

There’s a new “Fan Of The Month” over at Sugar Rush: The Humans fansite.


Sugar Rush: Fan Of The Month (August 2014)

August 2nd, 2014

There’s a new “Fan Of The Month” over at Sugar Rush: The Humans fansite.


Live 2015: The Humans UK Concerts

July 19th, 2014

humans15aToyah and The Humans tell Strange Tales

Two live UK dates for The Humans, in April of 2015, were confirmed yesterday by Tickets for both dates will go on sale soon.

They will play at The Talking Heads, Southampton (Thursday 16th April) and The Garage Music Venue, Swansea (Friday 17th April).

• More gig news soon at Browse all of Dreamscape’s recent news on The Humans here. Keep an eye on The Humans Official and Sugar Rush: The Humans Fansite to stay updated on the band.

Sugar Rush: Fan Of The Month

July 4th, 2014

There’s a new “Fan Of The Month” over at, the fantastic, Sugar Rush: The Humans fansiteClick below to visit the site and don’t forget to email Sugar Rush to be in the running to be the next FOTM – Get involved to keep this great feature going.


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Sugar Rush: Fan Of The Month

May 7th, 2014

There’s a new “Fan Of The Month” feature over at Sugar Rush: The Humans fansiteClick below to visit the site and check out their first fan.


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The Portland Mercury: The Many Moods of Bill Rieflin

April 17th, 2014

portmerc14aFripp, Buck, and Others Make Slow Music

Viewed through a wide-angle lens, the line that runs through Bill Rieflin’s projects seems to follow the trend of many musicians who came out of the punk era. There’s the furious, angst-driven beginning that coasts steadily downward into calmer, more middle-of-the-road fare.

In the case of Rieflin, the 53-year-old musician made a name for himself in the late ’80s when he joined forces with industrial-rock carpet bombers Ministry and Revolting Cocks, while also helping form the equally brutal collective Pigface. So his moving into the world of straightforward rock like the Minus 5 and R.E.M. (he was their drummer from 2003 until the band split up in 2011) might seem like he’s gone soft in his later years.

• Continue reading at The Portland Mercury.

The Humans: Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 16th, 2014

humans14q• Toyah tweeted post-first gig: “20:30 Seattle time 14/4/14: THE HUMANS have just come off stage! AWESOME! Full house, great audience and we rocked“.

• Toyah instagrammed a photo of The Humans soundchecking for their second gig at The Triple Door in Seattle yesterday.

• View more soundcheck photos from Seattle at the Official Toyah Facebook…

• View the (unconfirmed) set list at the Sugar Rush Facebook page…

• The Humans third gig of the week is tonight at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland…

The Stranger: 7 Remarkable Robert Fripp Moments (Not With King Crimson): Robert Fripp is performing tonight with Slow Music at the Triple Door (he’s also playing at Washington Hall May 25 with the League of Crafty Guitarists). In honor of this occasion, here are seven of his most memorable moments on record, as recollected by me in the last couple of hours – Continue reading…

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Toyah/The Humans Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 14th, 2014

humans14jThe Humans in America #1: The Humans’ first West Coast USA live date is tonight!! At the Triple Door Club, Seattle – Wishing the band a great, sold out, gig!

The Humans in America #2: Toyah has been tweeting over the last few days about The Humans: “THE HUMANS r sounding awesome….really excited as TRIPLE DOOR is a sell out“… “THE HUMANS are sounding fab. it’s a five piece presently….sax added“… “I love THE HUMANS so much! STRANGE TALES material is rocking“.

Willamette Week: Slow Music, the Humans: It’s In The Name – Over four-plus decades, visionary prog-rock legend Robert Fripp has founded and maintained King Crimson, performed in other ensembles like the League of Crafty Guitarists and appeared on literally hundreds of releases, including celebrated albums with Brian Eno, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, David Sylvian and many others – Continue reading…

Seattle KEXP 90.3FM: Track #7 was included in Larry Mizell Jr’s show playlist: The Slow Music Project is directed by Bill Rieflin and features Peter Buck, Fred Chalenor, Matt Chamberlain, and Robert Fripp. You can catch them at the Triple Door on April 14 and 15 – View here…

Official Toyah: Toyah Joins Rock Choir This July…: Toyah will be joining Caroline Redman Lusher and 1,000 Midlands Rock Choir members for a very special performance this July at Birmingham Symphony Hall which include a new song written by Toyah, Simon Darlow and Caroline – Continue reading…

Chester Chronicle: Spend this summer travelling back to the Eighties: Rewind The 80s Music Festival cwill take place in the beautiful surroundings of Capethorne Hall, situated between Maccesfield and Wilmslow, on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 31 – Continue reading…

Somer Valley 97.5FM: Read a full transcript of Toyah’s recent interview at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive…

Rainbow Hair Colour: Pink Hair – It’s A Love Affair: In the past the music industry has had it’s share of pink haired divas, Cyndi Lauper and Toyah Willcox are some of the earliest… 1980′s Toyah Willcox trend-setter with her paintbox pink locks – Continue reading…

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The Stranger: Slow Music, The Humans

April 14th, 2014

stranger14aHoly shit, Robert Fripp’s going to be playing two dates in Seattle! But don’t expect selections from Evening Star or Exposure or a medley of greatest non-hits by King Crimson (who are reunited, by the way). The British guitar innovator’s here as part of the ensemble Slow Music, an odd conglomeration of rock vets including R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, percussionist Bill Rieflin (Swans, R.E.M.), drummer Matt Chamberlain (Critters Buggin, Pearl Jam), and bassist Fred Chalenor (Hughscore). As Slow Music, they create a kind of intimate ambient sound that hints at ECM-ish chamber jazz abstraction. It’s super-refined and minimal, demanding utmost focus to appreciate the minute, elegant contours and subtle gestures.

• Continue reading at The Stranger.

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