Melbourne prog-pop act TOEHIDER have released their new single ‘Whatever Makes You Feel Superior.’
The single follows the recently successful rock ode ‘Smash It Out’ and sees them take their epic insanity up another notch:
“This is probably the most over-the-top thing Toehider has done. More over the top than arm wrestling Sylvestor Stallone so hard that the bone pops out of the skin. More over the top than Orson Welles providing the voice to a giant robotic planet that’s like 400 times the size of a regular Transformer. Heavily influenced by the likes of The Darkness, Lionel Ritchie, Twelve Foot Ninja, Queen, and the melismatic Mariah Carey, this track is fun for the whole family.”
The new single comes with the news Toehider will tour with prog icon DEVIN TOWNSEND in October. The band will join the American legend (formerly of Strapping Young Lad) in Brisbane and Sydney.
Formed in 2008 by ex-Template frontman Mike Mills, Toehider have since gone on to tour Australia and share stages with artists as diverse as sleepmakeswaves, The Protomen (USA), Twelve Foot Ninja and Unitopia.
After the release of their Queen/Panic at the Disco inspired self-titled EP in 2008, singer/songwriter Michael Mills bypassed the “difficult second album syndrome” by instead releasing 12 albums in 12 months. The “12in12″ project was an unprecedented move that saw Toehider explore a vast array of genres and lay claim to being Australia’s most profilic progressive rock act, with no less than 15 releases in 5 years!
“The best Monday song ever. Yes, yes, I Must Say Yes.” – Zan Rowe, Triple J
“I don’t throw it about willy-nilly. Their stuff is BOSS” – Andrew Günsberg (Channel V)”I don’t ever remember being this intrigued, entertained and obsessed with lyrics before” – Mitch Booth, Metal Obsession
“…it was classic prog with a modern edge and fittingly, the band with serious chops did not take themselves too seriously” – Music Feeds
Thu Oct 10 @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD w/Devin Townsend (USA)
Fri Oct 11 @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW w/Devin Townsend (USA)
‘Whatever Makes You Feel Superior’ is available from
http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-makes-you-feel-superior & www.triplejunearthed.com/toehider
The First Six, The Last Six and To Hide Her are available now through Bird’s Robe Records
WEB www.toehider.com / www.facebook.com/toehider / www.birdsrobe.com