Toyz – “St Helena”


“St Helena” is a new track from Brighton-based band Toyz, touting a stylish rock sound with touches of glam in the vein of Bowie and T.Rex. The brass/guitar infusions lead enjoyably to psych-friendly, laid-back vocal section around the 40-second mark, showing an entrancing twist in the first minute. The chugging rock and reflective psych-pop feelings interchange cohesively and enjoyably throughout. “People out there got a one-track mind, they don’t care if you’re dying or flying,” the beautifully hypnotic chorus leads with, the twinkling guitar jangles and haunting vocals converging gorgeously. “St Helena” masterfully balances a chugging glam-rock fervor with moments of lush psych-friendly retrospection.

“St Helena” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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