Today’s Sounds: Toy

Merging the density of shoegazing with the disco-light whirl of ballroom rock and a coat of goth paint in a way that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Horrors, Toy set their compasses a few degrees west of their fellow Brits (and friends, incidentally), and arrive at sonic bliss.
Whether you agree will depend on your tolerance for song sketches and experimental interludes. But that said, it feels like there’s a little something for everyone on this debut record – well, everyone with an appreciation for motorik maelstroms of sound and spinning-room synth-rock, anyway.