A Rag Doll, a Tin Soldier, a Marionette, and a Shadow Puppet make up this indie band from Los Angeles, CA, appropriately named The Antique Toys. Armed with creative lyrics, a powerful vocalist, an electronic sound, and live instruments, the trio of Annabel Melancholy, (vocals) Charley Porter (guitas, vocals), and Derek Patch (guitar) is blending familiar sounds from bands of the late ’80s and early ’90s with a digital twist.
Drawing from a healthy mix of eclectic music, the Toys have been influenced by a long list of bands such as OMD, Depeche Mode, The Cure, David Bowie, Shiny Toy Guns, The Postal Service, and Radiohead. From this collection to draw from, the band has developed a variety of sounds, but every one of their songs carry an emotion that is clear to many of their fans. They tell real stories from their past, and from their hearts. We all had favorite toys growing up, and still have some now. The feeling of joy and hope they bring to us is what The Antique Toys brings to people in their music.