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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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October 2011: Karl's Diary Single (Pay For The Piano Recordings)

March 2010: 3-track Demo E.P. (Self Released)



Toyger, originally an instrumental band, formed out of a mutual dislike for bland, seemingly unimaginative indie music that dominated the Middlesbrough scene. Influenced by math and post-math bands such as Secondsmile, And So I Watch You From Afar and Tubelord, the band wanted to create music that kept the listener guessing, and so set out to break down the conventions of song-writing and start from scratch. This is the main reason why their songs rarely return to a section once it has been played.

Toyger's 3-track demo E.P. (released a month after the band formed) was originally written without vocals, and when lead singer Rory was introduced he had the task of writing lyrics over the top of the tracks. Since then the method of writing the instrumental parts to songs first has stuck with the band, and has accentuated their favour for continuous song structures.

With only one release behind them, the band has worked hard to gain a reputation for being a strong, energetic live band, and have gained most of their fan base from playing live shows. The band have played with the likes of Tall Ships, Tellison, Tubelord, Polarsets, Let's Buy Happiness and Mammal Club, and played at 2011's Evolution Festival, sharing a stage with Katy B and Jamie Woon.

On the 24th of October 2011 Toyger will release their debut single "Karl's Diary" via ex-DARTZ! guitarist Henry Carden's label Pay For The Piano.