Jack Dalrymple has cultivated a near legendary status with his involvement in One Man Army, Swingin Utters, Dead To Me, and The Revolts.
Of course, few musicians in punk rock possess a calling card like Jacks velvety vocals, but his song writing and guitar work are just as renowned.
All three talents are on full display in Jacks latest endeavor, toyGuitar. Filled out by Miles Peck, Rosie Gonce, and Paul Oxborrow, all outstanding musicians in their own right, toyGuitar churns out a hyper-elevated level of garage rock.
Based on the raw fuzz of 70s protopunk and complemented by intricate guitar leads, unbelievably hook laden melodies, and captivating lead and backing vocals, toyGuitars ultra-stylized sound even incorporates elements of surf, 60s soul, and power pop.
In This Mess is toyGuitars first full-length and first release on Fat.
From the Bowie-esque twinge of Human Hyenas, to an attitude reminiscent of The Stooges on In My Head, to the hypnotic vibe of Roller Coasters, every track on In This Mess offers something unique without ever losing the albums pervasive jolt of energy.