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Toyah Fanzine 38: Final Update!

November 29th, 2019

Prints have arrived! Packaging this weekend. Posted on Monday. Ordered 10 extra sets so if anyone would like one the info/order link is available for a very short time by clicking below.

Fanzine 38: Final Preview/Ordering Re-Opened!

November 13th, 2019

Toyah Fanzine, Issue #38. Final preview of six pages: I Want To Be Free, Four More From Toyah, At The Rainbow/Good Morning Universe, plus the three-page Toyah on Television 1981 feature which includes dozens of new screen captures (which took ages to do but I think the feature looks good so it was worth it!).

Design stage almost complete after two months of work. Ordering prints soon. Bundle posted at beginning of December. 40 page issue + Christmas card + 2 postcards + 2 double-side handbills/flyers.

Celebrating Toyah’s 1981 #fanzine #Christmas2019 Ordering re-opened for a few days for anyone who missed it last month!

Toyah Fanzine 38: Anthem – The A to Z of… Preview

October 19th, 2019

Toyah Fanzine 38 – New two-page preview of a four-page feature – Anthem – The A to Z of… #toyahfanzine #toyah #toyah1981 #anthem #81 #toyahwillcox

Toyah Fanzine Issue 38: Ordering Closes Sunday!

October 11th, 2019

Dancing in the Crimson Queen’s hurricane of a year – 1981! 40 pages of early 80s Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Plus A5 Christmas Card + Postcard + Flyer – A 1981 Collection! A couple of days left to order! #toyahfanzine #toyah1981 #toyaheighties #80s #toyahfeature #unofficialfanzine #anthem #toyahwillcox Further Info/Order by clicking below.

Toyah Fanzine 38: Second Preview

October 6th, 2019

Toyah Fanzine – Issue 38, Preview Two! “Anthem: An Album Like No Other” two page preview of a six-page feature. Featuring amazing Toyah art by Mark Satchwill. Mark has generously allowed me to include his Toyah art in a number of the fanzines over the years. Pre-ordering closes later this month. Info/Order by clicking below.

Toyah Fanzine 38: First Preview

October 2nd, 2019

Toyah Fanzine – Issue 38, First Preview! “Once Upon A Time” four-page feature. #toyahfanzine #toyah1981 #toyaheighties #80s #toyahfeature #unofficialfanzine #anthem #toyahwillcox #fourpagefeature Pre-ordering closes later this month. Info/Order by clicking below.

Dreamscape Toyah Fanzine: Issue 38

September 28th, 2019

Issue 38 of Dreamscape’s Toyah fanzine is on the way! A retrotastic bumper 1981 Special, celebrating an unforgettable year of music, imagery, interviews, releases, videos, tours and more. Click below for further info and a link to pre-order for anyone wishing to take a trip back in time to post-punk, new wave, electronic, new romantic ’81.

Dundee Telegraph: No Mystery Who Is Toyah’s Biggest Fan

May 7th, 2019

My faberoonie pal Sharon was interviewed in yesterday’s Dundee Evening Telegraph, in a feature about being a lifelong fan of Toyah and following the recent Thunder In The Highlands Tour on all of its Scottish dates.

Sharon is one of the most generous and gorgeous people I’m privileged to know. Incredibly modest, fiercely loyal to Toyah and hugely supportive of her career. A real credit to Toyah fandom!

It’s No Mystery: Dundee lookalike is Toyah’s Biggest Fan

A woman travelled more than 500 miles to see ’80s pop star Toyah Willcox in four different venues in as many days – and proved it’s no mystery why she’s her number one fan.

Sharon Dickson has followed the punk rocker around the UK seeing her perform more than 40 times.

Toyah, whose hits include It’s A Mystery and Thunder In The Mountains, performed four shows across Scotland last week to celebrate her 40 years in the music industry.

Sharon, 48, said she has beein going to her shows for almost as long.

She said, “I have been planning to go to all four gigs since last November, I got all my holidays booked and got my accomodation sorted – it was a great buzz to be able to go to all of the gigs”.

• Continue reading the interview by clicking here or below.

Dreamscape’s Toyah Fanzine @ Instagram

May 6th, 2019

Some of you have asked why there isn’t much online about the fanzine. I’ve always felt that as it’s in print it was a good idea to keep it as separate from the digital world as possible – until now! Hoping to possibly build some sort of archive at Instagram… if anyone is interested!

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Dreamscape: The Furious (Vegetarian) Futures

April 4th, 2019

This website is now in it’s 20th year – yes I’ve been furiously typing away here for over 19 years now – and before anyone accuses me of moaning about that, I’m not. Yes, I have been known to complain very occasionally :), but not at the moment! I’ve mostly enjoyed posting about Toyah’s amazingly eclectic career over the years. It’s been fascinating, fun, fulfilling, occasionally frustrating and fundamentally a fantastic hobby (lots of f’s from Fleming there!). I’ve been thinking about the future of this site, what with the absolute juggernaut onslaught of social media, one sometimes wonders if websites, particularly fansites, are a resource that is even needed anymore? I’m vaguely proud of keeping this site going as it proves I’m not as fickle as I thought. The only other thing I’ve stuck with for longer is being vegetarian. Almost 35 years of not eating animals. Veggies need to be louder and prouder in these ridiculous vegan-bashing times!!!

So with regards to all that I think Dreamscape is going to change. More streamlined, news-orientated/focused, and possibly a sporadic print version – sort of a back-to-basic newsletter type format – for people who aren’t completely living in a digital world. Watch this space!

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You Tube: Idols and Inspirations

February 11th, 2019

Moreaux’s take on some of Toyah’s most amazing early 1980s make-up looks. View her fantastic Toyah inspired creations via her video upload at You Tube.

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Happy 38th! to The Blue Meaning

June 6th, 2018

Toyah’s 1980 album The Blue Meaning was released 38 years ago today. Full of atmosphere, drama and great songs, accompanied by Toyah’s fantastic imagery, it was ahead of its time, and still sounds amazing in 2018!! See a larger version of Dreamscape’s anniversary image here and click below to see Toyah’s tweet about the album.

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Top Of The Pops: 1983 – Rebel Run

April 20th, 2018

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Wednesday 2nd May: 1am
22.09.1983. Simon Bates and Mike Read present the pop chart programme, first broadcast in September 1983. Featuring Toyah Willcox, David Bowie, Nick Heyward, The Alarm, Howard Jones and Hot Chocolate.

• Visit the BBC Top Of The Pops website. Click below for Dreamscape’s Rebel Run (and other Love Is The Law) lyrics.

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RSD2018: Desire: Fan Art

April 18th, 2018

I know it’s out of fashion, and a trifle uncool, but I can’t help it…  – A couple of Dreamscape’s Desire designs from somewhere in the distance. There’s just three days until the album is released on red vinyl for RSD2018.

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Dreamscaping with Toyah @ 60!

March 12th, 2018

bday60e2018 is a big deal – This year Toyah celebrates the landmark event of turning 60, on 18th May. Not only that, this year is also the 40th anniversary of Toyah first making music.

Ten years ago I had a blast counting down to and celebrating Toyah’s fantastic 50th and hope to share some celebratory posts in the build up to Toyah’s 60th in just over two month’s time. Toyah’s official website and social media spaces are also celebrating #Toyah60 with special content and Toyah memories, career achievements and highlights.

• Dreamscape is now in its 19th year of sharing Toyah news so we have a comprehensive archive to look back on and simultaneously celebrate Toyah hitting 60! Have a browse at our many features looking at Toyah’s flabbergasting career and stay tuned for more memories…

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Winter 2018: Snow Covers The UK

March 2nd, 2018

Snow, snow and, yup, more snow! Brrrr!! Welcome to March in the UK…

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Happy 37th!!: Four From Toyah

February 15th, 2018

On Valentine’s Day 1981, the Four From Toyah EP entered the UK Top 40 singles chart. It would rise to a peak position of 4 and after many years of frequenting the Indie Charts would be the first of Toyah’s singles to cross into the mainstream. (Image © Official Toyah)

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Click below to view Dreamscape’s 2011 30th Anniversary feature on the iconic EP,  and browse our sporadic Four From Toyah news posts – from 2012 onwards (go further back in time at our News Archive).

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Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Recent Radio Interviews

March 6th, 2017

Read full transcripts of a selection of Toyah’s recent BBC radio interviews at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. Explore the site for further Toyah interviews, content and resources too.

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Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Radio Interviews

December 23rd, 2016

Read full transcripts of a selection of Toyah’s recent BBC radio interviews at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. Explore the site for further Toyah interviews, content and resources too.

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The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive is 10!

September 7th, 2016

Congratulations to The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive, celebrating 10 years online…

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Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Radio/TV Interviews

February 23rd, 2016

There are transcripts of a few recent Toyah radio and TV interviews now online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive, including Sky High Radio, BBC Radio Wiltshire and Needle Time from Vintage TV. Click below to get reading.

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