Run Toto Run
Run Toto Run is 4 piece indie band from Manchester, UK. The band consist of Rachel (writes the words, lead vocals, various percussion, flutes and melodica), Mike (synths, backing vocals, keys and guitar), Cazz (keyboards, backing vocals, percussion, recorder, electronics) and K!d Farthing (Matt) (violin, keyboards, electronics and clever stuff). The influences include Sufjan, Mum, Seabear, The Postal Service, Au Revoir Simone, My Brightest Diamond, Stickboy and A Kerzillion More.
The previous releases from Stickboy and Run Toto Run were warmly received so that the band decided to send some more tracks out into the big wide world. Stickboy found so much love last time round that he's found himself in a happy place and consequently isn't writing much at the moment. But after Run Toto Run somehow found themselves on the 0fficial In The City list last October, in spite of the fact none of them remember entering, they've knuckled down and spent the winter months hibernating in the studio. Low and behold they've emerged with a whole raft of new tunes, have somehow transmogrified into an electro band and one of them seems to have evolved from a 6”8 double bass playing male to a 5”8 synth-wielding female. So it goes.
Run Toto Run will be putting out their latest single “Plastic Gold” on Monday 8th June with a b-side entitled Alice. They've also added a cheeky little remix of Alice by welsh synth-pop wizard Rod Thomas. You can expect a five track EP from the band later in the year. Recommended!
Run Toto Run - Plastic Gold
Run Toto Run - Alice
Run Toto Run - Alice (Rod Thomas Remix)
Run Toto Run @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: Band Of Skulls - Blood
(from Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, out on 2009 on You Are Here/ Shangri-La/ Phi, itunes release)
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