Punk collective TOKKY HORROR have announced today their new EP ‘KAPPACORE’, out the 12th May via Venn Records. Pre-order the EP – HERE. To celebrate the release the band have released video for new single ‘TOILET’, the second offering to be taken from the upcoming EP.
Watch the video for ‘TOILET’ HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking about the new 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.”
Speaking about the new single the band said, “TOILET is a heartbreak song about falling out of love with a scene. I grew up feeling like a punk scene, or a DIY scene, or an activist scene would be this perfect space of inclusivity. Somewhere where we’ll all be welcome and motivated to actively bring around the change we talk about. That perspective is probably a little naive, and with time we’ve grown to see we should be creating new scenes and new spaces. Inspired by the energy those original movements but being the changes we feel they need. I always felt more at home in a punk club than a “gay bar”, that doesn’t mean those spaces are “wrong” it just means there is a sub-culture of people who don’t have a space. So here with Tokky, we want to create one.”
MAXINE (feat Blazer Boccle)
HAMMER 2 THE FACE
TRANMERE RAVER (feat. MC NULTi)
Ahead of a busy summer of festivals, including Arctangent Festival and Rebellion Festival, the band will be supporting Enter Shikari on their sold out upcoming tour alongside Higher Power this April, as well as some dates with Alice Glass. The band have also announced a very special EP release show at Blondies on the 18th May in London. Tickets available – HERE. Full dates below.
You can see TOKKY HORROR at the following dates:
8th April – Manchester Punk Festival, Manchester (DJ Set)
13th April – St Lukes, Glasgow (supporting Enter Shikari)
14th April – New Century Hall, Manchester (supporting Enter Shikari)
15th April – KK Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (supporting Enter Shikari)
16th April – SWX, Bristol (supporting Enter Shikari)
17th April – Outernet, London (supporting Enter Shikari)
26th April – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds (supporting Alice Glass)
27th April – Rock City Beta, Nottingham
28th April – The Black Prince, Northampton
30th April – Sounds From The Other City, Salford
4th May – The White Hotel, Manchester (supporting Alice Glass)
18th May – KAPPACORE EP Release Party Blondies, London
26th May – Sneister Festival, The Hague NL
9th June – Fiestas De La Artes, Manchester
5th August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
18th August – Convoy Cabaret Festival, Dorchester
19th August – Arctangent Festival, Somerset
9th September – Burn It Down Festival, Devon
5th 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.
Pre-order ‘KAPPACORE’ – HERE