Soulkitchen has hosted a slew of great little shows since being adopted by den Atelier and this Thursday’s gig by TOY promises to be a cracker.
Indie psychedelic band TOY was formed in 2010 from the ashes of indie band Joe Lean & the Jing Jang Jong. Debut release, a double A-side single of Left Myself Behind and Clock Chime, caught the attention of The Guardian, which described the songs as “some kind of late-80s/early-90s jam session between Stereolab, Felt and Pulp”.
At the end of last year TOY released its second album Join The Dots. Packed with jangly guitars, clever pop melodies and a whirlwind of trippy sounds, the album received plenty of favourable reviews in the music press.
NME said it “maintains Toy’s stance as masters of creativity and control, and expands it,” while Michael Toland in Blurt Magazine said the album was “one of the most non-head accessible psych rock records since Tame Impala’s breakthrough.”
The band was nominated for a Q magazine best new act last year and has also played Glastonbury.
But TOY might just be in its elements in the sweaty confines of the intimate Soulkitchen, which has become another beacon promoting new music in Luxembourg.
Soulkitchen, rue de Hollerich, Luxembourg-Gare