Toy, for me, are the most inspiring band that has been produced by the UK in a long time; their sound, their atmosphere... and tonight was no different.
The five black-clad silhouettes take to the Garage stage and the set starts with ‘Conductor’; the seven minute instrumental binge of drifting progressive chords - the perfect introduction to their performance. With elongated versions of ‘Colours Running Out' and ‘Motoring’ feeling as if they could last forever, I, for one, definitely wish they could – JUST ONE MORE TIME GUYS.
‘Kopter’ punctures through the set list with a real purpose, which sees the second half of the performance develop from psych to heavier Krautrock inspired pieces.
Ending the night with ‘Join The Dots’ just shy of the eight minute mark (on record) is a real highlight. On this version Tom effortlessly speaks over a rip roaring bass line with more breakdowns than a depressed four finger kit-kat, no need for an encore… you can’t beat that!
Featured image by Suzy Creamcheese Photography