TOY have announced details of new single, It’s Been So Long, due to be released on March 17th and directed by Douglas Hart.

TOY have announced details of the release of a new single. It’s Been So Long will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday March 17th 2014.

Taken from their recent 2nd album, Join The Dots, which was released in December last year, the single is released on 7” and download and features an un-released track, Not On Your Own, which was recorded during the album sessions.

The video was directed by Douglas Hart who has the below to say:

“The video for TOY’s It’s Been So Long features calibration charts used for everything from testing focus on microscopes and optical movie projectors to the calibration of cathode rays and the accuracy of the US Army Air force’s bomb and gun sights. The video also includes colour reference charts which instruct technicians as to the true nature of black, white and the three primary colours which combine and overlap within optical devices to create every imaginable colour and shade. Often these charts include strange symbols mapped out in mysterious lines, spirals, and solid shapes, some of which look like they belong on the pages of a New Orleans Voodoo curse, or on an Op Art canvas.” – Douglas Hart.

TOY also recently announced details of a U.K. headline tour which includes their biggest U.K. show to date, at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in April.

The full list of shows is as follows:

February 2014

  • 18th Brighton The Old Market
  • 19th Bristol Thekla
  • 20th Southampton Talking Heads
  • 21st Birmingham The Rainbow
  • 22nd Nottingham Bodega
  • 23rd Leeds Cockpit
  • 24th Manchester Gorilla
  • 26th Newcastle Cluny
  • 27th Glasgow King Tuts
  • 28th Liverpool East Village Arts Centre


  • 1st Norwich Studio


  • 26th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Monday 9th December via and are priced at £10 (£12.50 in London). They will be avilabale via (Brighton, Southampton & Newcastle), (Bristol & Nottingham), (Manchester & London), (Glasgow), (Birmingham), (Leeds), (Liverpool) and www/ (Norwich).

Links: | | @thebandtoy.

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