TOY have shared ‘You Make Me Forget Myself’, the latest cut from their new album Happy In The Hollow, which is released on Friday January 25th 2019.

Their fourth album, and their first for new label Tough Love Records, it’s unquestionably their most direct and propulsive album to date. Speaking on the new track, the band said: “It has a feeling of estrangement about it. The sound of someone you love who’s going away and it doesn’t matter. It’s the first song Maxim has sung lead on and Dominic plays slide reminiscent of Ry Cooder on the Paris, Texas soundtrack.”

Recorded between the band’s own home tape studios and mixed at Dan Carey’s Studio B in South London, the new album was entirely produced and mixed by the band. The track listing of the 11-track album is as follows:

  1. Sequence One
  2. Mistake A Stranger
  3. Energy
  4. Last Warmth Of The Day
  5. The Willo
  6. Jolt Awake
  7. Mechanism
  8. Strangulation Day
  9. You Make Me Forget Myself
  10. Charlie’s House
  11. Move Through The Dark

Vinyl pressing of the album will be available in several different variants – the first, only available Tough Love, includes a bonus 12″ featuring remixes by Sonic Boom and Cosey Fanni Tutti and is limited to 300 copies. The second is in conjunction with the Dinked indie store collective, and features alternative artwork and a ‘secret 7″‘. Finally, a third version will be available exclusively from Rough Trade, and features an alternative ‘secret 7″‘.

“Each song was a blank canvas,” says bass player Maxim Barron. “Producers inevitably develop their own patterns overtime, right down to certain drum sounds. We were starting from scratch and it felt very creative as a result. It’s an album we feel deeply connected to”.

February:
13th – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
14th – Dublin, The Workmans Club
15th – Manchester, YES
16th – Glasgow, King Tuts
17th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19th – Brighton, Patterns
20th – London, Village Underground
21st – La Route du Rock, St. Rennes, FR
22nd – Witlof Bar @ Botanique, Brussels, BE
24th – Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
25th – Bumann, Cologne, DE
26th – Prinzenbar, Hamburg, DE
27th – Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE
28th – Beatpol, Dresden, DE

March:
1st – Swamp, Freiburg, DE
2nd – Petit Bain, Paris, FR
6th – Ohibo, Milan, IT
7th – Largo, Rome, IT
8th – Covo Club, Bologna, IT
12th – Kafe Antzokia Club, Bilbao, ES
13th – Siroco, Madrid, ES
14th – Las Armas, Zaragoza, ES
15th – Sidecar, Barcelona, ES

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