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Published on 13, Aug 2023

Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys Paints a Musical Wonderland with Newest Single

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The minds behind Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys is back with a new release. The group went viral with their hit “Goth Beach”, a catchy summer romp, last year, and they’ve broken the mold this time around with their latest avant-garde single and music video “Keep My Head”. The single has been described as “an enchanting fusion of musical mastery and visual opulence, drawing inspiration from Rococo aesthetics and horror elements to create a unique experience reminiscent of the iconic Rocky Horror Picture Show.” This fits in theme with the band’s aesthetic, which Boston Survival Guide has described as “Dada-esque, carnival-run-amuck, and just plain old ‘not-always-so-clean’ fun”.

The song’s haunting melodies and captivating lyrics, combined with the band’s theatrical flair, transport listeners to a world where fantasy and reality collide. In a way, “Keep My Head” has an otherworldly sense of nostalgia that sinks down underneath your skin and makes you want to dance in slow motion. There’s something compelling about the way Walter Alice Sickert’s vocals bounce around in your head.

After “Goth Beach”’s success, it’s easy to see how Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys have taken their visionary artistry to new heights with this single. The accompanying music video is incredibly indulgent and makes viewers feel as though they’re guests to a party they could never talk about in polite society. “Keep My Head” has been equally popular among fans, and the video’s viral status is a testament to the band’s ability to connect with a diverse and passionate audience.

Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys is a band of musical alchemy that dives into the rabbit hole of performance art. With their toys and voices, they create a unique experience that’s a blend of Goth Punk, Death-Folk, and “Texture-Core”. “Keep My Head” is a Rococo Horror Picture Show of excess, splendor, and hypnotic intrigue.

Watch the video for “Keep My Head” now on YouTube. The single is also available to stream on Spotify and Bandcamp.

Sarah Edrie