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TOY to stream Islington gig in aid of charity for the deaf

London-based krautrockers TOY are to perform a very special hometown show at Islington Assembly Hall in a couple of weeks.

The band are playing the gig at the iconic venue on March 24th in support of Attitude Is Everything – a new scheme aimed at highlighting how live music can help deaf people and the disabled.

As well as a headline set from TOY, attendees will also be able to catch support slots from Hatchem Social and Hulkenburg, and a DJ set courtesy of the band’s label Heavenly Recordings.

As if that wasn’t enough, the whole evening will be compered by XFM’s Jo Good and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.

But perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the whole occasion is that it will be streamed via The Quietus in association with the Living Indie channel. The stream will also include captioned lyrics intended to help any deaf fans watching the gig.

Living Indie founder Niels Footman said: “We’re passionate about bringing concerts to people who can’t be there in person, which is why we’re so thrilled to be working with Attitude is Everything.

“Music is one of the most social and emotional experiences there is, so it’s an honour for us to be bringing thousands more fans to Club Attitude via the stream, where they’ll also be able to interact online with music lovers watching the gig all over the world.”

A limited number of tickets are still available for the show , but fans are advised to get in there quickly.

Patrick Davies