Toby Richardson represents an important part of Perth music history via pivotal 90’s band Mustang! who releasing the EP Jacuzzi International Presents Mustang! through Survival Records in 1994. With all the playful charm of Robert Pollard and the wirey choreography of Pavement, Richardson removes all pretension and carves his own special shape into the indie rock landscape.
Toby Richardson means well, absolutely - both on initial singles and his full-length debut, Evergreen, one can easily sense how readily captivated he was by the just-messy-enough ethos of '90s indie rock, backing into the charts at most but otherwise enamored of wanting to be hooky without being too slick. His music is inspired by the first Lollapalooza generation, to an extent (or, given he's Australian, by the Big Day Out), he prefers the side stages instead of the commercial behemoths. All of which is a polite way to say that though Richardson knows and loves his stuff, Evergreen feels a little too much like a comfortable rehash to make a true impact, however. As a one-man effort creating the feeling of a band jamming together, just loosely enough, on a series of songs,.
HSR032: Toby Richardson Evergreen. HSR033: Ghost In The Water Tooth. HSR034: The Slow Beings We Know Why The Earth Moves. Head to the Hidden Shoal Store for all availability info. For more info check out the album’s project page. Read a full press release here.
Toby Richardson is a '30something' resident of Perth, Australia, living in the inner northern suburbs and recording his rock and roll ideas and dreams from the comfort of home. He has recorded two albums of material as a solo artist and is currently recording songs for a Hidden Shoal EP release. Toby also recorded as part of 90’s Perth band Mustang!, releasing the EP "Jacuzzi International Presents Mustang!" through Survival Records in 1994.
Toby Keith (known as Should’ve Been a Cowboy on the 2018 re-release) is the debut studio album from American country music artist Toby Keith. Released in 1993 on Polygram Records, it features the singles "Should've Been a Cowboy", "He Ain't Worth Missing", "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action", and "Wish I Didn't Know Now". Respectively, these songs peaked at No. 1, No. 5, No. 2, and No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs charts.
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