News: Tokky Horror release new EP ‘Kappacore’

Punk collective TOKKY HORROR have released their huge, addictive and chaotic brand new EP ‘KAPPACORE’, today via Venn Records. Order the EP – HERE. To celebrate the release the band have released new single ‘MAXINE’. 

Speaking about the new single the band said, “Maxine is a perfect example of collaboration breathing new life into an idea. We’d been sat on the instrumental version for over a year, and wasn’t until we got into the studio with Blazer that it really came into its own. We wanted to capture the atmosphere of rave culture but play it as a band. It’s got all the breaks, bass lines, stabs that a rave track would carry. It’s just done live”

Listen to new single ‘MAXINE’ below:

Speaking about the EP the band said, “This is the last thing we’ll put out before disappearing to record our album. It’s road tested, high energy material from the first era of Tokky Horror. We’ve wanted to meld breakbeats with visceral guitars as we usually do, but expanded our range of sampling further and pushed our weirdness at times, there’s less out-and-out riffs and more times where our love of Orbital and Aphex Twin shines through. It’s still a record for the punks, just not purists.”

KAPPACORE Tracklisting:
MAXINE (feat Blazer Boccle)

TOKKY HORRO who recently supported Enter Shikari on their sold out tour, as well as play shows with the incredible Alice Glass,have also today announced a headline tour for this October. All dates below. To celebrate the release of the EP the band will be playing a very special EP release show at Blondies on the 18th May in London (now sold out) ahead of have abusy summer of festivals, including Glastonbury, 2000trees (DJ set), Arctangent Festivaland Rebellion Festival.

You can see TOKKY HORROR at the following dates:
18th May – KAPPACORE EP Release Party Blondies, London (SOLD OUT)
26th May – Sneister Festival (NL)
25th June – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury
6th July – 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham (DJ set)
5th August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
18th August – Convoy Cabaret Festival, Dorchester
19th August – Arctangent Festival, Somerset
23rd August – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
9th September – Burn It Down Festival, Devon
6th October – Zerox, Newcastle (with support from Going Off)
7th October – Hug + Pint, Glasgow (with support from Going Off)
12th October – The Exchange, Bristol (with support from Going Off)
13th October – Camden Assembly, London (with support from Going Off)
2nd November – Oporto, Leeds (co-headline with CLT DRP)

Tickets available – HERE

The band, who are based in Birkenhead, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester & Bristol, formed during the covid-19 pandemic in 2021 and describe themselves as “Virtual Hardcore”. “Hardcore” as a play on the merge of hardcore punk & hardcore techno used in their music, and how that term means different things to different scenes (but ultimately comes down to the same energy). “Virtual” as a reference to how to the band met and continue to create online. The bands first compilation was released via Alcopop! Records in 2021 featuring the singles “Girlracer” “Simulate Me”and “Eden on Acid”. The bands sound has ushered comparisons to The Prodigy, Atari Teenage Riot and Ho99o9 while the band themselves quote Gary Numan, Aphex Twin and Rammstein as influences.


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