Following support at BBC Radio One and Kerrang! Radio for previous single ‘Blessed Company’, Glaswegian alt-rockers Donnie Willow have today revealed the video for ‘Toys’, the new single taken from their forthcoming EP Exhibition set for release on 9th June 2017 via Sunbird Records.
Watch the ‘Toys’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The EP will be released digitally and on limited edition 10” vinyl, and is available to pre-order now: https://donniewillow.bandcamp.
Previously released single ‘Blessed Company’ and ‘Toys’ will come as immediate downloads with all preorders.
Commenting on the track, frontman Arthur Piddington said: “Toys is a song about money: the endless cycle of working a job you don't want to work so that you can afford to take another step closer to what it is you actually want to do, and then feeling like you're back at square one.
“Personally, it was about the three of us maxing out overdrafts so that we could record and release the last record, 'Inhale. Exhale.' A worthy investment in our opinion, but we are still repaying some of those debts. At the time of writing the song I was also very conscious of the fact I needed to replace broken gear, but couldn't really afford to do so.
“Eventually, one day I just thought, 'F*ck it' and bought a new guitar. Totally worth every penny, but financially it was a terrible idea. That decision inspired the lyrics of the track.”
Also announced are a run of UK tour dates for June 2017 with fellow alt-rock band Rory Indiana, including two special Scottish EP release show in Glasgow and Edinburgh (details below).
Exhibition is released 9th June via Sunbird Records
June 2017 UK Tour Dates:
JUNE 9th – GLASGOW – Nice’n’Sleazy
JUNE 10th – EDINBURGH – The Mash House
JUNE 11th - NEWCASTLE - THINK TANK? *
JUNE 13th - LONDON - The Old Blue Last*
JUNE 14th - BIRMINGHAM - Subside *
JUNE 15th - PRESTON - The Ferret *
JUNE 16th - DARWEN - Sunbird Records *
JUNE 17th - BOLTON - Alma Inn *
JUNE 18th - SWANSEA - The Scene Swansea *
* w/ Rory Indiana
2. Blessed Company
4. I Still Remember