This is brilliant. You may have noticed that there are websites out there that re-blog almost everything for no apparent reason, but I’ve just come across an interview we did last year that has seemed have been chewed up and spat out by a thesaurus. “Being a five percentage group I speculate we all broach numerous influences from the plain” - fantastic stuff.
Crack In The Road » Interview: Toyger
No longer is the A66 the finery sentiment to clock on out of Middlesbrough.
To any reactive Teesiders reading this article, please agree to my abase apologies. However let us not converge on the perceived negativity, and a substitute alternatively let me bring in Toyger . Anything but the ‘new kind of household cat that is being developed to have all the hallmarks a tiger’ , Toyger are a five on the knuckles from Middlesbrough who describe their tough as ‘speculative indie’. Having only formed 6 months ago, Toyger have already attracted the acclaim of regional receiver and critics, and have featured in a showcase at any rate featuring some of the North East’s finest dulcet proclivity. All very appropriate paean for a corps that have created a wholesome that is full of fitful guitar riffs and sanguine percussion, which they somehow build into addictive, and very lyrical, tracks. While Toyger are by no means the finished outcome, they are certainly on the approach to becoming so.
CITR: If you had to cite one band/artist as a crucial leverage upon you, who would it be and why?
Rory: That’s such a difficult entertain to rejoin! Being a five percentage group I speculate we all broach numerous influences from the plain. For criterion we’ve been described as a math-pop bind but I didn’t in reality hear to math music before I joined, so I was more influenced by indie bands such as The Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Lodge when we wrote our Demo E.P.
James: I’m surely into math bands such as Tera Melos and Faraquet so our music brand of falls between the two.
Rory: We all do as one is told to Foals a lot so you could perchance call them a primary move. And Tubelord. And Colour. Yeah that doesn’t at the end of the day retort the absurd…
Take in: Foals are a mountainous force for me, but so are bands such as Stain, Brontide and Lanky ships. I would say Foals are all things considered the most effective throughout the gang.
Source: http://x-land.org/Toyger-6990.html (about half way down)
Original Interview: http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/2916-interview-toyger/