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Happy In The Hollow

tough love

cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 25th Jan 2019


lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 25th Jan 2019


Limited indies-only 'behind blue eyes' lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 25th Jan 2019


Limited 'dinked edition 04' hand numbered, Transparent lp + alternative artwork + secret 7" (700 only) (pre-order)

Expected Release: 25th Jan 2019


Unquestionably their most direct and propulsive album to date - an atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on Post Punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock.

Familiar qualities like metronomic rhythms, warping guitars, undulating synths and Tom’s gentle, reedy vocals are all in there, but so is a greater emphasis on melody, a wider scope, and a combining of the reassuring and the sinister that is as unnerving as it is captivating.

Recorded between their own home tape studios and mixed at Dan Carey’s Studio B in South London, the album was entirely produced and mixed by the band. Having recently released a limited 12” featuring ‘The Willo’ and ‘Energy’, the band have today shared the latest track from the album, ‘Sequence One’. Talking about the track, Toy say: ‘Sequence One’ is about running through a war zone of post apocalyptic proportions with your significant other. It was one of the first tracks we wrote when we started making 'Happy In The Hollow'. We wrote it on the 5th Of April.

The sound has without doubt expanded — and grown more confident — in part because this is the first album for which Toy has become a self-sufficient five-person unit doing everything for themselves. “Each song was a blank canvas,” says Maxim. “Producers inevitably develop their own patterns over time, right down to certain drum sounds. We were starting from scratch and it felt very creative as a result. It’s an album we feel deeply connected to”.

Happy In The Hollow


  1. Sequence One
  2. Mistake A Stranger
  3. Energy
  4. Last Warmth Of The Day
  5. The Willo
  6. Jolt Awake
  7. Mechanism
  8. Strangulation Day
  9. You Make Me Forget Myself
  10. Charlie's House
  11. Move Through The Dark

Dinked Edition (No.4)

+ Pressed on Transparent Vinyl
+ Exclusive alternative artwork
+ Includes a bonus 7" single with two secret tracks.
+ Hand Numbered
+ Limited to 700 copies to Dinked Shops only