TOY – From Bluesy Shoegaze to Mind-Expanding Psych Waves in Antwerp…

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TOY – Trix, Antwerp – 3 December 2016

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Brighton-based psychedelia explorers TOY are finally back, three years after their energizing, second, album ‘Join The Dots’. On new excellent LP CLEAR SHOT the band sounds bluesier, more introspective and contemplative than before. Floating, melodic journeys echoing late 80s shoegaze atmospherics, but still regularly injected with the band’s by now characteristic, haunting Krautrock trips. Last Saturday in Antwerp they proved (again), with glowing flare, why they are one of the most cutting live bands on the buzzing underground scene. On stage they create a trance like fantasy world colored with a mesmeric mix of gloomy pop reveries and extended, motorik psych jams that increase the flow of your body’s adrenaline spectacularly. They shift tempo and emotion in a truly overwhelming and hypnotizing way. I am completely addicted to their swelling escapades growing heavier and nastier with every second. Amplified, soul exploring electricity to get completely lost in. One word: breathtaking!…

Here’s the band’s newest single…

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And get your CLEAR SHOT in full here…

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Some photographic reflections…

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Moony vox…

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Bluesy moods…

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Storming jams…

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Colorful adrenaline…

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Setlist…

TOY links: ‘Clear Shot’ on iTunes – Website – Facebook

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