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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

October 15th, 2013


The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: There’s now a full transcript of Toyah’s ‘ne1fm’ radio interview, which aired yesterday, at the Archive – Visit here…

Birmingham Mail: Music Memories: Midlands gigs and UK pop charts from October 15, 1983: Also hitting stores this week 30 years ago was Toyah’s new album Love Is The Law. A tour was on the cards for Toyah but for the moment the Birmingham punk singer was in France filming a TV adaptation of John Fowles’ short story The Ebony Tower, alongside Sir Laurence Olivier and Greta Scacchi – Continue reading…

Brum: Toyah briefly mentions Brum in the above ‘ne1fm’ interview so now is as good a time as any to post a link to this page dedicated to the BBC series, full of facts and trivia – Visit here…

Those We Left Behind: Post Apocalypse XXVI – Toyah and Post Apocalyptic Skater Chic in ‘Rebel Run’ and ‘Love is the Law’ (1983): Looking for all the world like she had rocked up in some Italian Post Apocalypse ‘epic’ (The New Barbarians, 2019 After the Fall of New York, Exterminators of the Year 3000 etc), this is Toyah, in 1983, promoting her single ‘Rebel Run’ and the accompanying album ‘Love is the Law’ – Continue reading…

Twitter/Instagram: Keep up to date with all things Love Is The Law & More by following Toyah at Twitter and Instagram. There’s sure to be updates from Toyah during the tour.

Titania Girl!: Personally I don’t think so but there are a few people (mainly on Twitter) of the opinion that the lovely Sheridan Smith looks sort of Toyah-esque as Titania in the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End. (NB: Toyah has also played Titania, as well as Hippolyta and Hermia in various productions of the play). View the photo here…

Toyah Links/Happy Birthday TWIA

September 7th, 2013

Check out the new Dreamscape Links page – A small but perfectly formed list of other great Toyah, and The Humans, websites – Including both official and fan resources.

Speaking of which, the fantastic Toyah Willcox Interview Archive is celebrating seven years online today – The site launched on 7th September 2006 and has brought us lots of great Toyah content over the last seven years. Happy Birthday to the Archive and Lärwi.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 5th, 2013

thecrack13aThe Crack: We’re Here! We’re Queer! We’re Watching A Nice Bit Of Toyah!: Toyah! Amelia! Katrina! (From the Waves)! Someone pretending to be Steps! It can only mean that Newcastle Pride 2013 is nigh and about to shower you in excitement… And then there is Toyah. She scored huge success in the 80s with hits such as “It’s A Mystery”, “Thunder In The Mountains” and “I Want To Be Free” but here she’ll be showing off her experimental drone-noise (only kidding – she’ll be playing the hits).

Bring The Noise: Film Feature: Top 5 Motorbike Movies: Quadrophenia: Perhaps more of a moped, rather than motorbike film but this 1979 film by Franc Roddam remains an iconic moment in British cinema. Starring Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davies, Lesley Ash, Toyah Willcox and, er… Sting…

BBC Radio Solent: Read a full transcript of Toyah’s recent interview on Alex Dyke’s show at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

Tomorrow Calling: The 1993 short film Toyah starred in, Tomorrow Calling, played at the ‘Love Architecture Festival’ in Marget-On-Sea last Sunday: A short film adaptation of William Gibson’s The Gernsback Continuum. Bill is shooting architectural photographs of ‘futuristic’ buildings of the 1930s for a coffee table book, but as he frames up a deco bingo hall, a vast airship looms overhead… starring Colin Salmon, Don Henderson and Toyah Wilcox. 12 minutes duration, certificate 15.

Midlands Today: A short interview with Toyah, on Midlands Today, at Melissa Mailer-Yates’ exhibition in 2008 just uploaded to ‘You Tube’.

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: More Interviews

May 4th, 2013

Five more recent radio interviews with Toyah are now available, as transcripts, over at Lärwi’s fantastic fansite The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Radio Eagle, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Wiltshire and BBC Radio Humberside. Catch up on all of Toyah’s recent radio interviews and appearances in Dreamscape’s news feed here.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 1st, 2013

Scunthorpe Telegraph: Toyah Willcox starring at Scunthorpe Baths Hall on Thursday: A new interview with Toyah: Stepping inside the mind of a woman is a scary thought for some men. But if you want to imagine what it is like for us girls, this show will give you an idea.

Chester Chronicle: Toyah Willcox to star in Hormonal Housewives at Crewe Lyceum: Pop icon Toyah Willcox will be in South Cheshire later this month when the irrepressible Hormonal Housewives head for Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre

Instagram: Check out the latest photos Toyah has instagrammed!.

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Read full transcripts of Toyah’s interviews from Keith Middleton’s Late Show from BBC Radio Shropshire in early March and Justin Moorhouse on BBC Radio Manchester from the beginning of April.

Rock the Stadium: Toyah, Five Star, Altered Images, Midge Ure, Paul Young and many others will “Rock The Stadium” in Falkirk on Saturday 22nd June.

Dangerous Minds: Films and Filming: Original photo-spread for Derek Jarman’s Jubilee.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 22nd, 2013

Daily Cruise: Stars battle with snow: Toyah’s weather/travel woes even made it to the ‘Daily Cruise’ magazine, available onboard the QM2. Toyah Instagrammed this photo – View the full version here.

• The Hormonal Housewives sketch, mentioned yesterday, by Swindon Wyvern Theatre is also available at iTunes.

This is Dorset: Preview: Toyah Goes Hormonal: Toyah Willcox, actress, former punk star and wife of Robert Fripp, is one of the stars of the Hormonal Housewives UK tour, coming to Poole’s Lighthouse on Thursday 28th March.

This is Somerset/Western Gazette: Now if you fancy a giggle and a night out with the girls then you won’t want to miss the Hormonal Housewives who are back on tour and visiting The Octagon on Wednesday, March 27. The show is almost sold out so you will need to be quick to snap up those last few tickets. This year the show will star Toyah Willcox and promises a very funny evening.

It’s A Mystery: Another cover of Toyah’s 1981 hit. This was recorded 10 years ago by Chris & Graham but has just been uploaded to You Tube.

• A full transcript of Toyah’s interview on Steve Wright’s ‘BBC Radio 2’ show is also now available to read at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

BBC Radio 4 ‘Ramblings’: Full Transcript

March 19th, 2013

A full transcript of the episode of Ramblings Toyah guested on, at the end of last month, is now available for your reading pleasure at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

The interview was recorded at Croome Park, Worcestershire in January and aired on ‘BBC Radio 4’ on 28th February. It’s still available to download as a podcast from the BBC’s Podcast & Downloads page.

Read all of Dreamscape’s news on Ramblings here.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 25th, 2013

• As mentioned a couple of times last week, Toyah guested on In Conversation with Steve Allen on LBC yesterday morning. The half-hour programme is available to listen to as a podcast from the radio station’s website. (NB. There is a charge to download LBCs podcasts – full info at their website)

• A great retro Toyah article/interview from 1980, Sunday Times: A Life In The Day Of…, was added to The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive over the weekend.

• Toyah is supporting “Acupuncture Awareness Week”, which began today and runs until 3rd March. There have already been a number of recent Toyah interviews and articles focusing on this, lots of tweets too over the last few days linking to her video interview, and no doubt there will be more over the next seven days.

King’s Heath Walk Of Fame: Toyah Willcox’s star is due to go outside this shop (Maurice Robinson Sports) sometime in March 2013 (the part of the pavement that belongs to the shop, not to the council). View photo at flickr.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 20th, 2013

Hull Daily Mail: How acupuncture has helped Toyah finally get a good night’s sleep: Toyah Willcox has tried everything from sleeping pills to herbal remedies to enjoy what many of us take for granted – a normal night’s sleep. “When I was young I just regarded not sleeping as a fantastic way to pack more into my days. I always reasoned that life’s so short, it seemed crazy to waste it sleeping,” she says.

Weekend: Toyah tweeted a photo of the cutest rabbit in Britain on Monday… who just happens to be perusing Gloucestershire Echo’s ‘Weekend’ supplement from Saturday, with Toyah on the cover!

Top 10 Toyah 2013: The recent song vote fan poll has now closed and the results are in… View the full Top 10 Toyah songs, as voted by Toyah fans at Facebook, at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. (Thanks again to James & Lärwi)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

January 18th, 2013

How You Feel: Learning To Love British Film: Jubilee: Derek Jarman doesn’t usually pull too many miseryguts Brit flick clichés, and in his punk outing Jubilee – actually one of the only films about punk made in the brief time punk wasn’t dead – he should be even more innovative and outrageous than usual.

Arran Art: An (Odd) Day in the Dark: The Tempest will be screened at Arran’s free mini-film festival next month (Saturday 2nd February). 3.15-4.45pm – The Tempest: Derek Jarman’s 1979 idiosyncratic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest with Toyah Willcox as Miranda. Forget any notions of worthiness – this film challenges the idea of ‘faithful’ literary adaptation and celebrates the visual magic of cinema as thoroughly as the magical arts of Prospero.

T-Shirts: Fancy a Toyah-related t-shirt? ‘’ have Jubilee and Quadrophenia apparel for sale.

Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable: The edition of Roundtable from ‘BBC 6Music’ in which Toyah was a guest is available to listen to/download via ‘Castroller’. This originally aired in November 2012.

Folkestone People: Hormonal Housewives come to Leas Cliff Hall: Eighties pop star Toyah Willcox is to appear in sketch show Hormonal Housewives, showing at Leas Cliff Hall later this year.

Morning Star: Culture: Heathcote Williams – The Queen of Diamonds: Toyah’s co-star in The Tempest.

• A full transcript of Bev Meets… Toyah Willcox, which aired a couple of times over Christmas on ‘BBC WM’, is now available at the really great ‘Toyah Willcox Interview Archive’.

Love Me: One of my favourite Toyah songs. From the magnificent ‘The Blue Meaning’. I never thought I’d hear someone covering it but littletroll has done just that. Listen at Soundcloud.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

January 10th, 2013

• Read a full transcript of the Musical Milestones Toyah special at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. This aired on ‘Marlow FM’ on Christmas Eve. (Thanks to Lärwi)

Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection: More namechecks for Toyah in various reviews of this new DVD box set, including DVD Active, Horrorview, Telly Tech Blog, There are a few others but I won’t link to those. Needless to say that even in 2013 some DW fans are still po-faced and humourless. It must be the exhaustion of updating their news blogs!

Twenty Four From Toyah: There are just a couple of weeks left to listen to the full 24 live Toyah songs: All of the tracks plus the Soundcloud page will expire on the 24th January!

Crawley Happy Times: Laugh Out Loud at The Hawth: The Hormonal Housewives are back on Friday 22 March at 7.30pm. Following their hugely successful 2012 tour, the girls return, plus this time Toyah Willcox takes on a leading role

Acupuncture Awareness: Toyah Willcox on coping with insomnia using acupuncture: A new five-minute video clip of Toyah discussing acupuncture has just been uploaded to ‘You Tube’. The first ever Acupuncture Awareness Week launches on Monday 27 February 2012 and will attempt to dispel the many myths still surrounding acupuncture.

Nigel Kiely’s Blog: Rhythm Is A Chancer: But it’s Toyah’s album that stands out most in my mind. For there was a song on it called Elecution lessons that gave me and my brothers hours of endless entertainment…

Toyah News Briefs

November 23rd, 2012

• Toyah is currently featured on the front page of the Vintage TV website, advertising the forthcoming Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo. There are now three showings of the new festive special in the schedules. See the air dates & times here.

TCM Turner Classic Movies: Tempest, The (1979) — (Movie Ciip) The Goddess On Whom These Airs Attend.

The Tempest is showing on TCM tonight at 11.15pm – The film reimagines The Tempest as a homoerotic romp with punk overtones (primarily courtesy Toyah Willcox, here cast as Miranda).

• Toyah’s short interview on Radio Verulam which aired at the end of October is now available as a transcript at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. Click below to view/read. There’s also a great Changeling Resurrection 2012 Tour Archive. View that here.

BBC Radio Tees: Full Transcript of Dave Llewellyn Interview

September 12th, 2012

The full transcript of last month’s great Toyah interview from The Dave Llewellyn Show on ‘BBC Radio Tees’ is now online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

Toyah News Briefs

August 10th, 2012

• A previously unseen photo of Toyah and Nick Heyward, taken at the Let’s Rock The Moor 2012 festival in May of this year, was tweeted by the organisers this week. View it here. It’s similar to another photo, released at the time of the concert. (Photo © Let’s Rock The Moor)

• View all of our ‘Let’s Rock The Moor 2012’ updates, including photos, press, videos, here.

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Read a full transcript of Toyah’s ‘BBC Radio WM’ interview.

• Toyah headlines the Women’s Stage at Manchester Pride 2012 later this month. View Toyah content at their website here. here and here.

Wayne’s Asylum: Full Transcript of Toyah Special

July 15th, 2012

The full transcript of Friday’s Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special is now online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. The show can also be listened to online at Mix Cloud.

Toyah News Briefs

July 5th, 2012

• Jelly, the band which includes Stevie Bray of the original Toyah (Sheep Farming/Blue Meaning) line up, play their very first gig this weekend: The gig is at the The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. Visit the events page at Facebook for more info and details on how to be added to the guest list. Check out Jelly’s Facebook page for links to some of their songs.

• A full transcript of Toyah’s recent ‘Radio Chorley’ interview at Blackpool Pride is now available at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

• Kevin Tucker’s brilliant Mermaid Days website, photos and memories of Toyah in Trafford Tanzi at the Mermaid Theatre in 1983, has been resurrected as a Facebook group. The site ran for a number of years through the Noughties and it’s great to see it return.

• A Quadrophenia Club Night, in association with Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club, is taking place at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday 18th August. You’ll be in for a great night of non-stop entertainment starting with the the screening in magnificent Blu-ray of Quadrophenia (first time on a Falkirk cinema screen for 33 years!!) and then dance the rest of the night away in a re-creation of the legendary Goldhawk Club where Alex Carnaby will be playing all the authentic sounds of the sixties, Truly not to be missed! View further info and ticket details here. (Thanks to Mark Leonard)

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Facebook

April 20th, 2012

Lärwi’s fantastic ‘Toyah Willcox Interview Archive’ is also now available on Facebook.

BBC Late Show: Full Transcript @ TW Interview Archive

April 3rd, 2012

A full transcript of Toyah’s interview with Keith Middleton on BBC Radio’s Late Show is now available to read at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. The show aired last Saturday night and is still live for the next few days at BBC iPlayer. Click below to read the transcript.

Toyah Talks ‘Desire’ & More

March 12th, 2012

One you may have missed, or might just want to listen to again: Chris Limb’s interview with Toyah from 1987. Listen here. There’s also a full transcript of the interview, at ‘The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive’, here.