Following their spot at this years Isle Of Wight Festival, Liverpool rockers Toy Car are back with a new double single, starting with the release of the intense and explosive ‘Rat Race’.
Raw and unyielding, the new single showcases the band biting commentary on modern life, social inequality and the rising cost of living in the UK. Leaning on the bands punk endertones and offering some of the bands most high-octane work to date, ‘Rat Race’ offers a soundscpae of growling, fuzzy electric guitars, tight punching drums and driving bass under the urgent gravelly lead vocals. As the track continues to grow the explosive guitars enter an explosive, expressive guitar solo before entering a anthemic pre-chorus and exploding into a cacophony of sound once more.
Speaking about the track the band explains:
“A phrase I had when writing this track was ‘to be a perfect citizen’. It has themes of the system and society as a whole but doesn’t exactly blame anyone, only observing modern life.
The structure of the track is very simple, having all the meat (language) in the verses and releasing the tension in the instrumental parts with a breakdown towards the end. I felt by doing this added some sort of town crier effect , this was further reinforced by the harmonics during the instrumental parts.”
Recorded in Leeds with Harry Jordan and Dan Clifford Smith (famed for their work with Alt-rockers Eades) and mixed by Ben Harper (The Mysterines, The Sherlocks) Rat Race showcases the raw intensity which has seen the group build a fierce reputation as a live band.
A brilliant effort that deserves national support, ‘Rate Race’ is out now. Listen below: