“Sex On Toast are probably the greatest band on earth. They are nine men, and between them they possess all the raw sexual power of Prince, the musical prowess of James Brown and the cheesy goodness of an‘80s game show host. Sex On Toast bring the ruckus.” – themusic.com.au, Inpress Magazine. Kate Kingsmill, writer for The Age.
SEX ON TOAST DEBUT NEW SINGLE ‘HOLD MY LOVE’ IN THE LEAD UP TO THEIR MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH:
Sex On Toast proudly released their new single, the supasmooth falsetto-laden slow jam “Hold My Love” from their long awaited self-titled nine song debut album recently on Triple RRR with Chris Gill on Get Down.
Less than 24 Hours after the online release of ‘Hold My Love’, it had received over 1000 bandcamp views, the band received interview requests from blogs in Portugal and placated their worldwide fanbase with it’s soulful downtempo shimmer.
Another decadent music video is expected for release in late March with director Peter Savieri featuring a robbery at an exclusive rooftop soirée filled with sexy socialites.
The buzz is well and truly underway for their hometown album launch at Northcote Social Club on March 28th and subsequent East Coast tour dates including their debut extravaganza in Sydney at the Vanguard on April 9th.
The band will launch their new album in Melbourne Friday 28 March from 8.30pm Northcote Social Club with John Citizen.
The Cactus Channel, Mandek Penha and DJ Kirkis between sets. Tickets are $12 on the door, no presales. https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/2183
JUST ANNOUNCED! MORE EAST COAST ELECTRIFICATION TOUR DATES:
Sex On Toast are in Canberra Monday 7th April at Phoenix presents The Bootleg Sessions supported by Canberra’s finest good time brass explosion, The Brass Knuckles Brass Band. http://lovethephoenix.com/
The second dose of east-coast electrification will take place on Wednesday 9th April at The Vanguard in Sydney. Joining them are the spaghetti-western, exotica and Piazzolla inflected genius of The Tango Saloon, and the beautiful melodic, jilted backbeats, fat grooves and lush jazz horn arrangements of Beaten Bodies. $12 on the door, $10 presales. http://www.thevanguard.com.au/
And they’ll be playing on Thursday 10th April at the Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle. Git funky like it’s your daddy’s birthplace! Joining them are The Duke (of The Main Guy and The Other Guys) and Zackari Watt. http://www.lassogowriehotel.com.au/
A nine man explosion of 1980’s pop music, yacht-rock, R’n’B, and synth-funk, Sex On Toast showcase undeniable musical finesse whilst never taking themselves too seriously.
Their outrageous live show features tight vocal harmonies, talk-box synthesizers, drum-machines and choreographed dance moves. They’re consistently engaging an ever expanding audience of both chin-stroking musicians and teenage revellers.
Through word of mouth alone, Sex On Toast quickly become a cult favourite in Melbourne, regularly packing out local venues. The band has hosted several residencies at The Toff In Town, The Empress and The Evelyn Hotel, including a highly successful residency with the Vaudeville Smash in January 2013, and a sell-out residency in September 2012.
The band has featured at the Bedroom Philosopher’s “High School Assembly” Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2012), ‘An Evening With Sex On Toast’ at the Adelaide Fringe (2012), Junction Festival Launceston (2012), and every year at The Village at Falls Festival since 2009 including both Marion Bay and Lorne festivals. In 2013 Sex On Toast performed at the Apollo Bay Music Festival and on ‘What Is Jazz?’ talk show for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Current members and alumni of Sex On Toast can also be seen in a wide array of groups such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Saskwatch, True Live, Vaudeville Smash, James Morrison’s band and The Australian Art Orchestra.
They have shared bills with internationally acclaimed comedian Neil Hamburger (USA), The Barons Of Tang, Hiatus Kaiyote, Vaudeville Smash, Laneous And The Family Yah and The Bedroom Philosopher.
Friday 28th March will see the release of Sex On Toast’s debut album, an opus of raw emotion, tumultuous sexuality and party jams, recorded at Sing Sing studios and mixed in stereo, for her pleasure.
2014 LINE UP:
Angus E. Leslie- guitar, vocals, keyboards
James Bowers- keys, talkbox, vocals
Marty Hicks-keys, keytar
Zak Pidd- vocals, percussion
Gareth Thomson- drums, production
Benjamin Harrison- trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, guitar
Johnny Bassoon- sax, bassoon, vocals
Louis King- guitar, vocals
Marty Holoubek – bass guitar
‘‘Hold My Love’ is available on iTunes from Monday, 17th February.
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