Monday, 1 June 2009

Toy Hearts Newsletter #7

Thanks to Sophia Johnson, guitarist of the Toy Hearts (UK) for the seventh instalment of the band's monthly bulletin.

The Toy Hearts thank everyone who sent messages of goodwill and sympathy for Hannah Johnson, their lead singer and mandolinist, who was admitted to hospital early in May with a disabling illness that was finally diagnosed as a kidney infection and successfully treated. She is now fully recovered and back on top form! One show on 13 May had to be cancelled, and has been rescheduled for 14 October. The band also thanks Rainer Zellner of Music Contact for their enjoyable and well received shows in Germany.

Within the next four weeks both Toy Hearts albums, If the blues come calling and When I cut loose, will be available to buy on iTunes and Amazon mp3. Both albums are currently available from the band's website, CD Baby, and Smart Choice. The band are currently working on new material for the summer festival season, with a view to recording something like an EP before their US tour in September.

Full details of the Toy Hearts' schedule of appearances in Britain, Europe, and further afield are on their website, which has all the latest news about the band: gigs, venues, and releases, reviews, and biographies of band members, plus photographs, videos, and music samples. You can also buy both Toy Hearts albums, sign up to the mailing list, and more.