#42: Toy – Clouds That Cover The Sun

 

After the quick one-two punch of their first two albums, released in just over a year across 2012 and 2013, we were subjected to relative quiet from the former Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong boys for the last three years. They have undergone a line-up tweak, with Max Oscarnold from Proper Ornaments coming in to replace Alejandra Diez, and in the last quarter of this year, they slipped out their third record, ‘Clear Shot’. It is the familiar Toy sound that so many of us fell hard for first time round, and this track is the clear standout for me. They were always at their best when trying to disguise the fact that they had (again) written a beautiful melody, and the woozy, gloppy concoction that they have lathered generously over this one is not fooling anybody – Toy are still a brilliantĀ pop band.

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