While it sacrifices many of Toy’s traditional strengths, ‘Happy In The Hollow’ at least signifies change for a band at risk of becoming stale.
The Proper Ornaments’ second LP ‘Foxhole’ grows naturally out of their debut, full of retro charm indebted to the very best of the 1960s.
The ‘new wave’ of psychedelia that has emerged in the last five or so years has produced many an average, floppy-haired band that are so shoegaze you actually find yourself gazing at your own shoes and falling asleep. Yet there have equally been those who have restored faith in the genre, pushing it forward into fresh and exciting territory. And Brighton-based quartet TOY have certainly played their part. Tripping onto