Tokky Horror – Girlracer (Alcopop! Records)

Tokky Horror – Girlracer (Alcopop! Records)

Formidable, defiant, and pulse-racingly good – get on the first single, Girlracer, from Tokky Horror out now on uber-label Alcopop!.

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Tokky Horror band imageArtist: Tokky Horror
Track: Girlracer
Label: Alcopop!
Released: 14 July 2020
Find it: Spotify | Bandcamp

Joining forces with joint vocalists Mollie Rush and Ava Akira Zee Davine returns with a first post-Queen Zee project in Tokky Horror. Bold and evocative debut single Girlracer blends dance and psychedelia into a formidable aural assault.

“Lyrically the song addresses hyper-masculine spaces (which is very often dance culture itself) and inserts Tokky Horror with confidence. Girlracer’s unashamed appreciation of fast cars and loud music is a tongue-in-cheek to every boy who thinks they’re better than us.”

The project – and the track – stride right into those spaces. This is ‘punk for the present generation’, as Dennis Lyxzen would have it, and pushes the expected boundary of sound and theme beyond any constraint being defined by that genre might bring. Industrial rhythms mix with racing beats and panning sound. It is as dark as the present, and colours what looks like an ever darker future with defiantly neon brightness.

“I wanted to find my own sound, and my own way of expressing myself, that takes from all of our influences across dance culture, psychedelia and punk,” says Davine. And on Girlracer they have done just that. As in previous projects this raises the bar through thinking broader and bolder than many of their contemporaries.

With pulses-racing we eagerly await more music from Tokky Horror.

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Proceeds from this single will be donated by the band to Black Lives Matter UK and Action for Trans Health UK.

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Sarah Lay is editor of Popoptica.
A long-standing music journalist she's also co-founder of independent record label Reckless Yes, an author of novels, and when not messing around with words and music, a digital strategist.
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