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Taking inspiration from an esoteric blend – Radiophonic Workshop, Comus, the scores of Ennio Morricone, COUM, Acid House, Incredible String Band, The Langley Schools Project, and even The Wicker Man soundtrack - by the time TOY entered Eve Studios, the band were clear about the direction the album should take.

The result is their most coherent and confident album to date; lushly cinematic, shot through with their most expressive melodies thus far and coated with a ‘sheen’ courtesy of Chris Coady (Beach House, Smith Westerns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), who mixed the album in LA with some of the reverbs and vocal processors used on Purple Rain, across the 10-tracks strands of ideas appear, sink and re-emerge in an almost modal jazz manner. Clear Shot sees TOY working both in bigger colors and more minutely crafted detail, achieving an altogether higher level of artistry than ever before.