Last night’s amazing tribute to Toy Love and the performance of Sheep by Emily (Street Chant), all three members of Rackets, Tiny Ruins and Kendal Todd gave me, without a word of exaggeration – actual chills down my spine.
It was like the underdogs of NZ music had been released – and they weren’t gonna just bark. Emily addressed the audience as containing ‘vacuous c-nts’ and Hollie (Tiny Ruins) stunned us with how she can so awesomely rock-the-fuck-out. I really think Chris et all would be proud.
It will, to be fair, be a hard act to follow.
But, it will be followed.
The tribute and homage to last nights Legacy Award winners Toy Love continues tomorrow – Saturday – at Real Groovy and Cheese on Toast is more than confident that the line up assembled for EVOLUTION will do the legends justice.
Each act on the line up will be performing their own material and including at least one or two Toy Love covers in their set, I have been told.
Set times for tomorrow’s event have been published as follows
12.45pm Tiny Ruins
1.20pm Manta Rays
2.15pm The Rubens
3.00pm Delaney Davidson
3.30pm Thee Rum Covers
4.00pm Heart Attack Alley
5.00pm Beach Pigs
Saturday is also the day that Real Groovy releases the strictly limited edition of their new vinyl-only Toy Love compilation – all the singles and b-sides plus demos and a radio jingle (28 tracks in all) have all be specially remastered for vinyl. It’s packaged in gatefold and split colour Red/Yellow vinyl – an insider told me last night at the awards that they are truly looking amazing. There are only 300 copies made. Anyone who purchased the album tomorrow will also get a brand new free Toy Love 7″ of Swimming Pool, backed with Knoxious’ cover of Gagarin (a 2012 collaboration between Chris Knox and Rackets).