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Edinburgh Evening News: Toyah Interview

April 10th, 2019

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It wouldn’t be wrong to introduce Toyah Willcox as an iconic 80’s pop star but such a tag tells a very small part of her story.

Actress, presenter, author, it was in the late-70s that the then ‘punk princess’ first exploded onto the music scene with the EP Sheep Farming In Barnet. The albums Blue Meaning, Anthem, The Changeling, Minx and Love Is The Law all followed, along with many more.

Her latest album, In The Court of the Crimson Queen, released on Friday 12 April, brings the singer/songwriter back to Edinburgh for her first headline gig in the Capital since selling out The Playhouse in 1982.

n the intervening years, of course, Toyah has been no stranger to the city, appearing in numerous ‘Best of the 80s’ tours as well as starring in the play Picasso’s Women at the Festival and in musicals such as Calamity Jane.

Consequently, it’s clear the diminutive powerhouse performer is looking forward to returning on 25 April to play The Liquid Room.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Magazines: Scene Alba – Toyah Cover + Interview

April 10th, 2019

scenealba19aToyah is the cover star of Issue 47/April 7th 2019, digital magazine Scene Alba, with a one-page interview inside + another new In The Court Of The Crimson Queen photo.

Toyah’s album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is out 12 April. She plays gigs at Edinburgh Liquid Room (25 April), Dundee Church (26 April), Inverness Ironworks (27 April) & Glasgow Classic Grand (28 April).

We did a quick fire Q&A with her where she had to give us the answer that first came into her head.

What got you into music?
The Sound Of Music. The Movie.

First song you heard that really moved you?
Fly Away Peter Fly Away Paul… Cliff Richard… I was 7 yrs old.

Last lie you told?
My lies usually start with: “That’s really interesting… Thank you”.

• Continue reading Toyah’s interview with Scene Alba online here.

Super Deluxe Edition: Out This Week

April 9th, 2019

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Duran Duran, Emma Bunton, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Norah Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Suede, The Spice Girls, Toyah, Various Artists, Warren Ellis.

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2CD Deluxe Edition
UK punk/pop legend Toyah Willcox releases a two-CD deluxe edition of her 2008 album In The Court of the Crimson Queen. Look out for an SDE ‘on the sofa’ interview with Toyah later this week.

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition.

Radio: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen Interviews

April 8th, 2019

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Celebrity Radio: Alex Belfield: 29.03.2019 – Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Toyah Willcox TV Interview 2019… Toyah Willcox has an instantly recognisable voice and has been one of the UK’s biggest stars for decades. Toyah hits the road in 2019 to celebrate and perform material from her newly re-imagined double album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, released by Edsel Records. Watch at Celebrity Radio.

BBC Hereford & Worcester: BBC Music Introducing: 07.04.2019 – Pershore’s Toyah is releasing her brand new album this week, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. The actor and singer claims this is her ‘finest work to date’ having now been in the public spotlight for 42 years. Toyah will perform material from the new album live on tour throughout 2019 with more than 50 confirmed dates, including a Scottish tour in April, summer festivals including stops in Dublin, Bali and Belgium, and an autumn/winter tour of major UK cities. Listen at BBC Sounds for the next month.

Gaydio: Phil Marriott: 07.04.2019 – Toyah talks about her new album. Jarman, Boy George, not fitting gender stereotypes, her love of horror, Kate Bush, her weird dreams of tidal waves – all areas covered! – If you missed the interview airing, fear not! To celebrate the new album release WATCH an uncut and extended VIDEO at www.philmarriott.net.

Releases: The Crimson Queen… Cometh!

April 8th, 2019

A great new photo of Toyah – possibly from the new In The Court Of The Crimson Queen CD 24-page booklet – was revealed over the weekend. Less than a week until the CD, download and vinyl are available.  (Photo © Official Toyah)

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Dance In The Hurricane: Download Available Now!

April 5th, 2019

Like a tear in a broken frame, A wild heart you’ll never tame, One constant law remains, Love your life, dance again….”

Toyah’s brand new track Dance In The Hurricane is available to download/stream now, one week from re-imagined, remixed and remastered release of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

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Crimson Queen: 2CD/Digital/Streaming/Vinyl… Soon!

April 4th, 2019

There is now just over a week until the 2CD, download and online streaming release of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen (Friday 12th February) and coloured vinyl (Saturday 13th February).

The vinyl is released as part of RSD19 (Record Store Day 2019). Details of all participating record shops and other vinyl releases are available at recordstoreday.co.uk. Follow the official album release countdown to In The Court Of The Crimson Queen at Toyah’s official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook social media spaces. See Toyah introduce/unbox the vinyl, via Demon Music Group’s video clip, by clicking on the screenshot below.

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BBC Radio: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen Interviews

April 1st, 2019

crimsonqueen19yListen online at BBC Sounds to all six of Toyah’s In The Court Of The Crimson Queen radio interviews which aired on various BBC Radio stations last week.

Sensational is currently being played on numerous BBC radio shows.

BBC Radio Ulster: The Arts Show: 26.03.2019 - We look back at the enigmatic genius of Scott Walker, author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on her new book ‘Liar’, Toyah Willcox is back on tour and Carmel tips her favourite new TV releases. Listen at BBC Sounds for the next month.

BBC Radio Guernsey: Jenny Kendall-Tobias Show: 27.03.2019John Randall is in conversation with celebrity guest Toyah Willcox. She talks about her album “In the Court of the Crimson Queen” and remembers the time she visited Sark. Listen at BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio Kent: The Dominic King Show: 27.03.2019 - Toyah, Paul Hendy and The Kent Sessions with L. Norton – Join Dom for The Arts, Life in Kent, Live Music and Conversation. Listen at BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio Cornwall: David White Show: 28.03.2019Toyah discusses her new album and looks back on her classic hits from the early 80s. Listen at BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio Derby: Steve Jordan Show: 28.03.2019Join Steve for showbiz and TV conversation, as well as a round-up of the day’s news. Listen at BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio Wales: Eleri Sion Show: 29.03.2019Punk legend Toyah talks about her latest release, film guru Gary Slaymaker reviews the new “Dumbo” and baker Nick McLeod is in the Foodie Friday kitchen. Listen at BBC Sounds.

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The Irish News: Toyah Interview

March 30th, 2019

irishnews19aToyah Willcox: The things that have remained constant are originality and energy

Almost 40 years after Toyah Willcox first appeared on Top Of The Pops, the ever-busy Birmingham-born performer is set to join other stars of the 80s at the Forever Young festival in Co Kildare this summer. Lorraine Wylie caught up with her

Toyah Willcox is a woman of many talents, proving her skill as an actress, producer, author, singer and songwriter in the past four decades. But for diehard music fans, she is best known as the ‘princess of punk’.

Between 1979 and 1981 her band Toyah released their first three studio albums, Sheep Farming in Barnet, The Blue Meaning and Anthem; it was the latter that truly launched Willcox into the spotlight and, as well as spawning hits such as I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery, earned her a gold disc.

This summer, fans will have an opportunity to hear material from Willcox’s most recent album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, when she joins a host of other stars of her era at the Forever Young Festival in Co Kildare. With that Irish visit in the pipeline and a British tour about to kick off, I caught up with the star who told me why, at 60, she still loves performing and what inspires her music today.

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“I love doing live festivals,” she said. “The summer has arrived, the weather is great and you’re performing outside. It’s a fabulous way to communicate your music. I’m very much looking forward to coming to Ireland. There’s such a strong cultural identity there and I get such a warm welcome. My music is very much for my audiences who have travelled with me for the past 42 years.

“Although, I say that but when I look out at my audiences, they’re all under the age of 25. Today, I’m writing from the perspective of my age. I’m not interested in a historic perspective. My lyrics are a nod to things I experience at this age.”

• Continue reading at The Irish News. (Photo © Official Toyah)

BBC Radio Ulster: The Arts Show

March 27th, 2019

Toyah guested on BBC Radio Ulster’s The Arts Show yesterday.

26/03/2019 - We look back at the enigmatic genius of Scott Walker, author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on her new book ‘Liar’, Toyah Willcox is back on tour and Carmel tips her favourite new TV releases.

Toyah talks punk/rebellion, her audience at gigs, imagery, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, plus short plays of Sensational and Dance In The Hurricane. There’s also a tribute to the legendary Scott Walker, who died on Friday.

• The interview begins at approximately 6m 45s into the show, after a burst of It’s A Mystery. Listen at BBC Sounds for the next month.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! Crimson Queen +

March 27th, 2019

Crimson Queen Interviews: Toyah has given numerous press and radio interviews for In The Court Of The Crimson Queen‘s release. I’ve linked to a few of the radio interviews which have aired yesterday and today. Keep an eye and ear out for further soon…

Sparkling Songs Fit For A Queen: Edinburgh Evening News/Scotsman journalist Liam Rudden recently reviewed In The Court Of The Crimson Queen and has also just interviewed Toyah. He tweeted a photo of the album press pack, as well as a new ITCOTCQ photo of Toyah. See both below. (Photos © Liam Rudden & Official Toyah)

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London Celebrity Sighting: Toyah was “papped” arriving at BBC Radio’s studios in London yesterday – See a selection of photos…

Action Medical Las Vegas Night: Toyah was Special Guest at this charity event in Peterborough last Friday night. The audience took numerous “selfies” with Toyah – See a selection of photos…

Telepathic Lover: Download Available Now!

March 27th, 2019

Telepathic Lover, the second track from Toyah’s forthcoming album In The Court of the Crimson Queen is available now! Re-imagined, remixed and remastered.

If you pre-order the album via the iTunes store (for a special pre-order price of £4.99), the new track is available as an instant download. Or it’s available to stream now via Spotify. Click below for In The Court Of The Crimson Queen at iTunes.

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Official Toyah: It’s Gone Crazy!

March 27th, 2019

Toyah at Twitter yesterday: “It’s gone crazy! 30 interviews in 2 days…. OMG SENSATIONAL is on BBC RADIO NORTHAMPTON“.

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Brighton News: Music Icon Toyah Announces Brighton Concert

March 23rd, 2019

bhnews19aToyah hits the road in autumn 2019 to celebrate and perform material from her newly re-imagined double album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’, released 12 April 2019. The album, written and arranged by Toyah Wilcox and Simon Darlow, presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and brings together two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.

The live dates will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single ‘Sensational’ and epic album opener ‘Dance In The Hurricane’ alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of hit singles including ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ ‘Good Morning Universe’ and ‘Brave New World’,  live favourites and renowned album tracks. Simon Darlow will also join Toyah on stage at some of the tour dates.

• Continue reading at Brighton & Hove News.

Official Toyah: Crimson Queen Vinyl is Sensational

March 23rd, 2019

Toyah tweeted yesterday: “In The Court Of The Crimson Queen RSD19 vinyl looks SENSATIONAL“. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Edinburgh Evening News: Crimson Queen Review

March 22nd, 2019

eencqr19aLiam Rudden: Dancing in the hurricane with the Crimson Queen

When Toyah Willcox sings that she danced in the hurricane, drums driving a hypnotic rhythm in the background, you can just picture the scene.

So opens In The Court of The Crimson Queen, her new studio album, reimagined from an earlier release of the same name with five brand new tracks added, including the opener of Act I, Dance In The Hurricane. And what an opener it is. Raw, emotional and with an entrancing narrative, this old-school floor filler finds the singer still on the top of her game. With an irresistible beat and simple but effective hook, Toyah’s message remains as simple and clear as it has always been Be Loud, Be Heard, Be Proud.

Split into two acts – Act I has eight tracks, Act II another seven – In The Court of The Crimson Queen is the result of a collaboration with co-writer and producer Simon Darlow, he also plays all the instruments. The title, a nod to her husband, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp.

Willcox and Darlow first wrote together as far back as 1978 and influences of their previous hits Rebel Run and Don’t Fall In Love hover like ghosts throughout this release. The second track of Act I, Sensational, is a punchy uplifting bundle of joy that, like Dance In The Hurricane, is sure to become an anthem in its own right, if it hasn’t already.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Sensational: New Toyah Video Premieres

March 19th, 2019

Just like this universe, you are sensational… Toyah’s new video for Sensational, taken from the forthcoming vinyl, 2CD and digital releases of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, premiered last night. Watch the promo – by Dean Stockings and Leigh Carter – by clicking below.

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Sensational: New Promo Video Countdown

March 15th, 2019

The brand new Sensational video will premiere on Monday. Taken from the album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, which is out on 12th April. There’s an Official Toyah five-day countdown to the new video. Follow it at Twitter.

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In The Court Of The Crimson Queen – Amazon Charts

March 9th, 2019

Amazing stats – In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is currently number 3 on Amazon UK’s CD & Vinyl Best Sellers. Not only that it’s number 1 in both their Rock and Pop Rock categories.

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Official Toyah: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen

March 9th, 2019

The Official Toyah website has the great new In the Court Of The Crimson Queen image, in sweeping panoramic, on its entry page. (Photo © Official Toyah)

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Official Toyah: Crimson Queen Re-Imagined – 2CD Out 12 April

March 8th, 2019

crimsonqueen19k‘CRIMSON QUEEN’ RE-IMAGINED AS A DOUBLE ALBUM OUT 12 APRIL

Toyah will release a revelatory new studio reworking of her album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen on 12 April 2019. Written and arranged by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen has been newly re-mixed and remastered and is released as a double CD package and digital. This release further cements Toyah’s status as an iconic name of British rock and pop and features five additional new tracks.

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In The Court Of The Crimson Queen sees Toyah continuing to hold court with a set of beautifully crafted songs, thought provoking lyrics and a rally cry to forever living life out loud, proud and heard. The album’s 15 tracks explore life, love, empowerment and wonderment.

Several of the album’s songs have been previewed live in recent Toyah concert tours or featured on (now deleted) fan-only releases. Toyah and Simon Darlow have been developing new songs and perfecting this body of work which is now re-imagined as a double album. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.

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Opener Dance In The Hurricane is an epic ode to defiantly walking your own path through life with drumming to die for. Lead single Sensational encourages shining a light on the beauty and courage in others, reminding our children and loved ones to unlock their invincibility and strength.  Telepathic Lover reaches out like a snaking, siren’s call to both listener and the lyric’s physically absent lover in a groove-laden command to “come alive”. Our Hearts Still Beat (written for the film In Extremis) and Legacy chart the intense journeys love can take across generations and dimensions. Latex Messiah and Come invite everyone’s inner rebel and unashamed self-expression to be unleashed in their energetic tour de force. Who Let The Beast Out was premiered at London Scoop’s 2016 outdoor musical Crime and Punishment which featured thirteen of Toyah & Darlow’s songs.

Toyah will perform material from the new album live on tour throughout 2019 with over 50 confirmed dates including a Scottish tour in April, summer festivals including stops in Dublin, Bali and Belgium, and an autumn/winter tour of major UK cities. Simon will be joining Toyah on stage at some of these events.

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