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More Rebel Running on BBC4

April 18th, 2017

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Top Of The Pops: BBC4 
Saturday 22nd April: 0.00am/11.20pm
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.

Praying to the silent man…

‘Rebel Run’, released in September 1983, was Toyah’s 13th single in the UK.

This was one of only two singles to be released by Toyah in 1983 and was the debut from the album ‘Love Is The Law’. It was written by Toyah and Simon Darlow and reached number 24 in the UK Top 40.

Toyah made a memorable video for the single and promoted it with numerous appearances and interviews on shows including TVAM’s Summer Run, Hold Tight, The Saturday Show, Saturday Superstore, and German TV show Jugendabend. The video was also played on Top Of The Pops – being repeated later this month on BBC tv for the first time since the 1980′s.

Toyah said of the imagery: “This is the Rebel Run look. I was into armour. A friend, Simon, made a bronze headdress based on the skeletal structure of American football players.”

• Download ‘Rebel Run’ at iTunes, view the promo video, and the airing on Top Of The Pops. Watch Toyah perform the single on Hold Tight and Saturday Superstore. Listen to the song live at Hammersmith Odeon on the ‘Rebel Run’ Tour in December 1983. Andromeda Rising covered the song in 2005. Listen to their version here.

Toyah on TV: Top Of The Pops: Rebel Run

April 13th, 2017

The video for Toyah’s power-pop 1983 hit Rebel Run airs on a retro edition of Top Of The Pops later this month… You’ve got to get away…

Top Of The Pops: BBC4: Friday 21st April: 7.30pm
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.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 18th, 2015

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Straight: Your guide to the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival: Of the 350-plus other movies coming to Vancouver between September 24 and October 9, let’s say it’s not unreasonable to expect the same quality, not to mention journeys near and far… Among the cinematic delights at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival is the appropriately titled AAAAAAAAH!, starring Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Den Of Geek: Aaaaaaah! review: Looking for a very different – and disturbing British indie comedy? Then check out Steve Oram’s Aaaaaaaah! If one of the jobs of a filmmaker is to present us with something we haven’t seen before, then it’s mission accomplished for writer, director and actor Steve Oram – Continue reading…

Classic Rock Revisited: Tony Banks – A Chord Too Far Review: The rock side of Banks has seen him collaborate with the world’s most respected musicians including singers Toyah Willcox, Fish and Nick Kershaw – Continue reading…

Rebel Run: Released this very week in 1983 – Now get down and stay down – A Toyah pop skatertastic classic! Download ‘Rebel Run’ at iTunes, view the promo video, and the airing on Top Of The Pops. Watch Toyah perform the single on Hold Tight and Saturday Superstore. Listen to the song live at Hammersmith Odeon on the ‘Rebel Run’ Tour in December 1983. Andromeda Rising covered the song in 2005. Listen to their version here.

Mearns FM: Toyah in Stonehaven: Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox will play Stonehaven Town Hall this Friday and Saturday night (18th & 19th September) with the singer eager to look around the town – Continue reading…

LITL Month: Rebel Run @ Jugendbund

October 26th, 2013

We are into the last few days of Love Is The Law Month, and Toyah has now completed over half of the LITL & More Tour. The next date is Halloween in Bristol (ticket info here). Back in 1983 there was a hectic promotional schedule for Love Is The Law, with interviews in numerous magazines and music papers, and Toyah guesting on many TV shows, including a performance of ‘Rebel Run’ on Jugendbund.

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WAC/TVAM: Rebel Run Interview (1983)

October 25th, 2013

It’s Love Is The Law Month here at Dreamscape, and our latest post is an interview with Toyah from the Wide Awake Club on TVAM in 1983. Toyah talks ‘Rebel Run’, The Ebony Tower, writing her life story and more. Click below to watch the clip at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel. (Thanks to Andy)

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

October 23rd, 2013

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East Of The M60: Less Remembered 1980s Children’s Programmes #1: Hold Tight: This new article on Hold Tight confirms the dates the editions Toyah guested on aired on ITV – 20 September, 1982: Toyah, Ieya; 13 September, 1983: Big Country, Chance/Toyah, Rebel Run – Visit the site here…

Roy Wood Official: T.V. Shows: Roy recently co hosted a Christmas TV programme called A Very Vintage Christmas, together with Toyah Willcox. They introduced clips from popular Christmas videos – Visit Roy’s site here…

Steven Wilson: According to ‘Classic Rock Magazine’ Toyah and Robert attended Steven Wilson’s gig at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Sunday night. Visit his Official Website…

ACM Plymouth: Toyah, in her role as a Keynote Speaker, appeared in Plymouth last Thursday at a WI event.

RFTK Promotions: Toyah This Friday: A post on Toyah in the run up to the first LITL & More gig in Newcastle last week – View here…

The Rebel is Running… Tonight!

October 18th, 2013

We can’t look back at Love Is The Law without a play of this…

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Love Is The Law Month: Hold Tight!

October 1st, 2013

Welcome to October, there are only a couple of weeks until Toyah’s latest anniversary tour begins and here at Dreamscape it’s Love Is The Law Month. Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you regular updates connected to Toyah’s amazing 1983 album. Starting off with this great photo of Toyah, performing ‘Rebel Run’ on ITV’s Hold Tight. Click below to view a larger version. (Thanks to Andy)

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30 Years of Rebel Run(ning)!

September 16th, 2013

Well…..30yrs on, I can still get into original Rebel Run outfit….just!” Toyah tweeted earlier today – View the full photo at Toyah’s Instagram. Watch Toyah perform ‘Rebel Run’ wearing the outfit on ITV’s Hold Tight in 1983. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 21st, 2013

rebelrun13aRebel Run: We’re fast approaching the 30th anniversary of the release of Toyah’s first, and penultimate on Safari, single of 1983. Rebel Run was released in mid-September and entered the UK charts on the 24th. Over the years it’s become one of Toyah’s best loved singles. View Rebel Run’s Wikipedia page, Toyah’s charts stats at The Official Charts Company and Dreamscape’s Imaginary Love Is The Law Singles Collection.

Now and Then: Rare 30 minute Toyah special from Carlton TV in 1997, hosted by the late Jim ‘Bullseye’ Bowen – Watch at You Tube…

Toyah @ Twitter & Instagram: “In 1978 Derek Jarman gave me Complete Shakespeare when he offered me the film “The Tempest” & I’ve found it after 14yrs packed away” – View here…

Edinburgh Evening News: Hazel O’Connor talks Beyond Breaking Glass: A namecheck for Toyah in this new interview with Hazel – Continue reading…

Mirror: Cruise News: P&O Cruises has launched its biggest range of trips featuring stars, including Michael Ball, Paul Young and Toyah. David Essex will sing on a 15-night Caribbean transatlantic cruise on Azura, leaving Southampton on November 1. Prices from £999pp. Call: 0843 373 0111.

Love Is The Law & More: Exclusive Downloads

June 5th, 2013

To celebrate the announcement of the Love Is The Law & More Tour two live Toyah recordings have been made available for the first time as downloads to add to your collection. They are the special soundcheck version of Rebel Run from The Regal, Oxford in 2011 and the brass version of I Explode from the Wasted Festival 2005. These download links will expire on 31st July 2013 so be sure to catch them while you can.

Remember 1983: Rebel Run

April 21st, 2013

Praying to the silent man…

‘Rebel Run’, released in September 1983, was Toyah’s 13th single in the UK. It’s fitting that the song is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in 2013.

This was one of only two singles to be released by Toyah in 1983 and was the debut from the album ‘Love Is The Law’. It was written by Toyah and Simon Darlow and reached number 24 in the UK Top 40.

Toyah made a memorable video for the single and promoted it with numerous appearances and interviews on shows including TVAM’s Summer Run, Hold Tight, The Saturday Show, Saturday Superstore, and German TV show Jugendabend. The video was also played on Top Of The Pops.

Toyah said of the imagery: “This is the Rebel Run look. I was into armour. A friend, Simon, made a bronze headdress based on the skeletal structure of American football players.”

• Download ‘Rebel Run’ at iTunes, view the promo video, and the airing on Top Of The Pops. Watch Toyah perform the single on Hold Tight and Saturday Superstore. Listen to the song live at Hammersmith Odeon on the ‘Rebel Run’ Tour in December 1983. Andromeda Rising covered the song in 2005. Listen to their version here.