Kieran Webber
Kieran Webber

Founder of CLUNK Magazine. Normally found hunched over his desk searching for new music.

Brighton’s Toyz drop second studio single ‘St Helena’

One of Brighton’s newest psych exports Toyz recently released their second single ‘St Helena’, a sonic kaleidoscope that is constantly shifting. The single also accompanied the bands first music video, directed by Jack Harper and shot by Samson Arnett-Roughly.

‘St Helena’ bursts into life with the Bryan Ferry inspired vocals of Cal Lynn, this quickly expands into a wider soundscape with ethereal synths, groovy bass, and subtle hints of saxophone. It’s an expansive release that ebbs and flows across its 4 minute and 40 seconds. Bursts of energy rise up between the moments of reflective calm. This shifting of tides atmosphere makes ‘St Helena’ a real rollercoaster of a release.

Toyz may be relatively new on the scene, but they’re already beginning to make an impact, just two singles in. They’re crafting a sound that fuses new with old, taking influence from the likes of T-Rex and Roxy Music, and more modern artists such as Foxygen and Tame Impala. Once the band get a solid EP under their belt, there is no doubt they’ll be on the lips and ears of every music fan within the psych scene.

Listen to ‘St Helena’ here:

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