Artist to Watch: Toy

On any given week there are hundreds of shows to see in New York City. It’s impossible to hit all of them, so the experts on the My Social List team will be hand-picking their “can’t miss” artists for the week.

Who They Are: A five-piece based in London. Toy consists of Tom Dougall (vocals, guitar), Dominic O’Dair (guitars), Panda (bass, vocals), Alejandra Diez (synths) and Charlie Salvidge (drums).

What They Sound Like: Toy jump around the map with krautrock rhythms and shoegaze guitars, but also throw in some synth-based pop tunes to boot, it’s a combination that satisfies people with a wide palette but also those looking for a bombastic sugar rush.

What They’re Up To: Second album, Join the Dots was released in December. Debut album Toy was released in September 2012.

Where To See ‘Em:  Bundle up because they make their NYC debut at Glasslands TONIGHT, also on the bill are Feathers and Young Boys. You’ve got another chance to see them tomorrow at Mercury Lounge, but be warned there aren’t many tickets left so get them NOW. Never miss a TOY show again and track future shows HERE.

Essential Listening: Here is the title track for Join the Dots.


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