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Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/OOD/Sunday Lunch + Press

August 16th, 2022

Toyah At Home: Slave To The Rhythm Special – Watch…Robert At Home: Episode 2 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchSlave To The RhythmWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week a special dedicated to Slave To The Rhythm. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Share Dreamy Cover Of Grace Jones’ Slave To The Rhythm: The duo are joined by Simon Darlow on the latest episode of Sunday Lunch – Continue…

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp share special Sunday Lunch cover of Grace Jones: The couple took their covers series out of the kitchen for this week’s instalment – Continue…

Brave Words: Posh Pop Three Feat. Robert Fripp & Toyah Cover Grace Jones Classic “Slave To The Rhythm” – Continue…

Ultimate Guitar: Watch: Robert Fripp and Toyah Leave the Kitchen for a Special Grace Jones Cover: The duo was accompanied by the ex-Buggles’ Simon Darlow. – Continue…

Video: Slave To The Rhythm

August 16th, 2022

The new single from Toyah, Slave To The Rhythm,  is out to download and stream now, and here is the video featuring Toyah, Simon Darlow and Robert Fripp.

Releases: Slave To The Rhythm – OUT NOW!

August 13th, 2022

Toyah’s new single Slave To The Rhythm feat. Robert Fripp is out now to stream/download.

Releases: Slave To The Rhythm – Single & Video SOON!

August 7th, 2022

Toyah’s new single, Slave To The Rhythm, is released digitally on Friday 12th August. Produced by Simon Darlow, who co-write the track originally, it features Robert Fripp on guitar. The video will premiere exclusively during Toyah At Home on Saturday 13th August.

Slave To The Rhythm: Making The Video…

August 2nd, 2022

Making the video for Slave To The Rhythm…. Epic! Xxx. Toyah’s new single coming 12th August. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Releases: New Toyah Single – Slave To The Rhythm

July 5th, 2022

Toyah’s new single is released on Friday 5th August, a new take on the iconic song Slave To The Rhythm. It’s produced by Simon Darlow, the original co-writer of the song and features Robert Fripp on guitar…. The team behind the album Posh Pop.

Posh Pop: Watch The Videos – Monkeys/Kill The Rage

December 19th, 2021

Two more videos from Posh Pop have just premiered online: Monkeys and Kill The Rage. Watch these and a selection of others, from Toyah’s hit album, at The Official Toyah You Tube channel by clicking below. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Posh Pop: Watch The Videos – The Bride Will Return

October 4th, 2021

The official video for the Toyah song The Bride Will Return written by Toyah Willcox & Simon Darlow. From the album Posh Pop out now. Order the album here.

Posh Pop: The Official Toyah Willcox Website

September 7th, 2021

There’s a rhythm – and bubbles – at The Official Toyah Willcox website…

Rhythm In My House: Full Video Premieres Online

August 30th, 2021

The full, fantastic, Rhythm In My House video premiered online earlier today: The official video for the Toyah song Rhythm In In My House written by Toyah Willcox & Simon Darlow. From the album Posh Pop out now. Order the album here.

DGM Live: Posh Pop & Love Letters

August 30th, 2021

Toyah’s new album, Posh Pop, it’s receiving stunning reviews and features Simon Darlow and Bobby Willcox playing on all ten songs.

Released on Friday, followed by The Posh Pop Special on Saturday… And today, Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Love Letters Part 4! (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah At Home: The Posh Pop Special

August 29th, 2021

A brand new feature-length Toyah At Home Posh Pop Special. Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow answer your questions and introduce in-session versions and unseen Posh Pop videos directed by Toyah Willcox.

Posh Pop is available now on CD, Space Grey-coloured 180g vinyl, digital download and deluxe CD+DVD including a video album with a video for each of the 10 songs. Buy the album!

Posh Pop: Watch The Videos!

August 21st, 2021

A fourth song from Posh Pop premieres this morning via a new video. See, and listen to, Space Dance during this morning’s Toyah At Home & On The Road. The video also premieres standalone at midday here.

With the forthcoming premiere of the Space Dance video, there will now have been four songs – Levitate, Zoom Zoom, Summer Of Love, Space Dance – made available from Toyah’s forthcoming studio album, Posh Pop. These songs have all been accompanied by new video premieres – Watch all four at The Official Toyah You Tube Channel. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Summer Of Love: New Promo Video

August 7th, 2021

This has become my favourite song already from the forthcoming album Posh Pop, which is interesting as Levitate was my firm favourite until last night, but Summer Of Love is glorious and has such a rousing chorus. I love the subject matter and the retro, slightly psychedelic, protest song vibe. Anyway, enough of what I think… The new Summer Of Love video premiered earlier today, watch it below!

Releases: New Toyah Single ‘Summer Of Love’

August 6th, 2021

Stream the third single/release, Summer Of Love (which sounds a bit psychedelic to me, and is another song with a huge chorus!), from Toyah’s forthcoming Posh Pop album. Toyah says of the track: “For me, this is an anti-war song. In the original summer of love there were many wars that shouldn’t have been going on, where young people lost their lives or their minds”.

All we need is a summer of love, let’s get it on, ban the bomb…

Releases: New Toyah Single – Zoom Zoom

July 16th, 2021

Toyah’s new single Zoom Zoom can now be streamed at Spotify. Click on the great digital cover art below to leap over and listen!

It’s the 2nd taste of the album Posh Pop released 27 Aug. Pre-order Posh Pop.

Do you want to start a Revolution? You can do it in your bedroom. Now everybody zoom zoom…

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Toyah At Home: Season 2 – Episode 27

July 11th, 2021

This weekend’s Toyah At Home, which aired yesterday, included an acoustic session of Levitate with Toyah and Simon Darlow. The first track to be released from the album Posh Pop.

• Watch Toyah At Home, Season 2 Episode 27, by clicking below. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Pre-Order “Posh Pop” New Studio Album

June 28th, 2021

Following the acclaim of the recent reissues of her early, groundbreaking albums, on Friday 27 August 2021 Demon Music Group will release the new album Posh Pop by British female music icon, Toyah.

Available on CD, 180g ‘Space Grey’-coloured vinyl, digital download and deluxe CD+DVD featuring a video album. LP and CD Editions including an exclusive signed print by Toyah are also available.

PRE-ORDER Posh Pop now

In recent times Toyah has seen something of a cultural renaissance with younger female artists acknowledging the huge Influence of her groundbreaking and uniquely singular career. Last year Shirley Manson of Garbage went as far as to write a moving, open letter, apologising for mocking Toyah to friends as a teenager when, in fact, she was a fan who “sucked at Toyah’s teat [but did] not have the strength of character to admit it.” Now recognized as a pioneer who’s remained defiant since acting in Derek Jarman’s punk classic Jubilee and her trailblazing uncategorisable debut album Sheep Farming In Barnet in 1980, Toyah sees this as a turning point and validation; she’d always been able to sell out venues, always had an audience, but never the back-up, feeling that in the past women were played against each other, in an industry where men made women enemies of each other.

That the world is ready for Toyah means that Posh Pop will be justly celebrated. The most complete, uplifting pop record of Toyah’s inspirational 41-year career, Posh Pop is a triumphant album, its 10 songs encompassing euphoric partying, redemption, glam rock, interplanetary exploration, industrial grooves, revolution, the fate of humanity as viewed by monkeys and, above all, anthems. Every song here is a masterclass in pop, condensing a world of wonder into barely 40 minutes. It’s maximum pop and it’s also classier than virtually any other music you’ll hear all year. It’s posh pop.

The album was made with Simon Darlow, who also co-wrote and produced Toyah’s previous solo album, 2008’s dramatic In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. They first worked together in 1977, brought together to write songs then again five years later when Simon played keyboards on Toyah’s album The Changeling in 1982, remaining friends ever since.

Posh Pop’s additional musician is Toyah’s husband, guitarist Bobby Willcox. Provided with just a chord sheet, he was in the studio for no more than half-an-hour a week. Told to do whatever he felt like, feeling free and completely spontaneous, within a few takes Bobby produced stunning guitar lines.

Whether channelling her glam roots on the addictive Zoom Zoom, celebrating the unity of mankind on the communal Take Me Home or offering solace in the achingly tender Barefoot On Mars, the only predictable aspect of Posh Pop is that a giant hook will be along shortly.

Building from simple acoustic guitar chords, Summer Of Love builds to an instantly catchy chorus, on a deeply ironic anti-war song, exploring the concept of women on the battlefield. Continuing the exploration of serious themes, over a refrain Toyah initially started on the piano, The Bride Will Return is about the tragic bride of Beirut’s wedding day, when the warehouse blew up, catching both the moment of explosion and Israa Sablani’s beauty. Space Dance explores our burgeoning efforts to begin colonising other worlds, wrapped around an infernally catchy chorus that wouldn’t be out of place in The Rocky Horror Show.

Every song on Posh Pop is accompanied by a video that feature on the Deluxe CD+DVD Edition. All 10 videos were created and directed by Toyah during the lockdown of spring 2021 and edited by Darren Shortt, inspired by the phenomenal success of Toyah’s weekly YouTube video performances with her husband. These creatively inventive videos were lovingly made at home, in the garden and in a nearby abbey. Viewed together they present an escape into Posh Pop, journeying to surprising places, virtual worlds, and Toyah’s kitchen.

The refrain “You’re never too old to shine” from the song Rhythm In My House applies to Toyah’s life and career. “That’s absolutely the message of this album,” Toyah emphasises. “It’s never too late. Life is about the journey, from birth to your last day. It’s not about doors closing.”

Written by Toyah Willcox & Simon Darlow
Produced by Simon Darlow
TRACK LISTING
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

Releases: Miniatures 2020/Future Dreaming

March 22nd, 2021

A new Toyah track with Simon Darlow and Bobby Willcox features on the album release Miniatures 2020. The track Future Dreaming is what Simon Darlow describes as a “theatre production in 3 parts that had to fit in a minute … from star birth to the peace of the infinite.”

Former Mott The Hoople keyboardist Morgan Fisher released an obscure underground album in 1980 called “Miniatures”. It was effectively a collection of 52 “miniature masterpieces”, i.e. tracks of one minute length or less by a myriad of music legends and cult figures. Although at the time, the album flew pretty much below the radar it has over the years had a lasting and continually growing influence.

• Continue reading at toyahwillcox.com.

Official Toyah: November 2020 Blog

November 5th, 2020

Toyah’s November 2020 blog is available at toyahwillcox.com.

DGM Live: Spraying Burning Guitar

October 28th, 2020

RF: Bobby Willcox was invited to rock out with Toyah and Simon Darlow for their new album. So, sprayed some burning guitar over a remorseless stomper that got the guitarist bouncing…

RF: There have been some online simperings of approval for the slippers worn by Bobby Willcox at yesterday’s session for Toyah & Simon Darlow’s new album. Regrettably, for one keen to suck up all appreciative comments even and especially where underserved, these colourful accessories for any session player’s calceamental turnout were provided by Studio Darlow, in a manner simply understood by anyone who has entered a Japanese home.

• Continue reading at DGM Live. (Photo © Toyah Willcox/Robert Fripp/DGM Live)