Psych rockers TOY have announced that their new album Clear Shot will be released on 26th October via Heavenly Recordings. Taking inspiration from everything from the Radiophonic Workshop to composers like John Barry and even acid house, the album is still reportedly the group’s most focused work to date. It’s been mixed by Chris Coady, who’s previously worked with Beach House, Smith Westerns and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, with some of the reverbs and vocal processors used on Prince’s Purple Rain.
To coincide with the announcement, the band have shared Clear Shot’s first single, ‘Fast Silver.’ It’s a six-minute, fuzzy, psych wig-out that takes its time to develop into a hypnotic swirl of guitars and light electronics. Listen below.
The band are also heading out on an extensive UK tour later in the year. Details below.
18th November – The Exchange, Bristol
19th November – The Haunt, Brighton
20th November – Engine Room, Southampton
22nd November – Rainbow Rooms, Birmingham
23rd November – King Tuts, Glasgow
24th November – Magnet, Liverpool
25th November – Riverside, Newcastle
26th November – Wardrobe, Leeds
28th November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
29th November – Waterfront, Norwich
30th November – Brixton Electric, London