TOY – Motoring (single) (Heavenly Recordings)
‘Motoring’ is the second single from the much-hyped London five piece, TOY who formed in 2010.
While it’s easy to compare TOY to fellow Londoners ‘S.C.U.M.’ and ‘The Horrors’ who they share a lot in common with sonically and aesthetically, ‘Motoring’ is a brilliant slice of krautrock and shoegaze-inspired, psychedelic indie rock in its own right.
The single moves along in a way that is reminiscent of the band ‘Neu!’, in a haze of lo-fi guitars, keys, and that steady, almost one-dimensional, up-tempo drum beat, held for the duration of the song. Vocally, singer/guitarist Tom Dougall has a similar style to ‘The Strokes’ and ‘The Horrors’ ”, which fits the music like a glove .
Comparisons can also be made to ‘Swervedriver’, ‘Ash’ and ‘Echo and The Bunnymen’; the latter for their ability of often creating “pop” hooks that initially seem understated yet always finds a way of taking up home in your brain.
Complete with its summery vocal “aahhhhhhhs”, ‘Motoring’ is bound to be a favourite on the festival circuit this year and more than whets the appetite for the band’s self-titled debut album set for release on the10th of September.
The single is available was released on April 23rd and is available on 7″ vinyl and download through Heavenly Recordings.
Watch the video to ‘Motoring’ below.