We are big fans of Jessie and The Toy Boys. They have recently started a tour blog, and they posted some footage of their stop in Vegas.
“This is the Femme Fatale tour,” announced Spears. “I’m thrilled to have the hot Nicki Minaj join me and Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo will get everyone on the dance floor! Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”
Sounds like it will be a supercharged girl power dance party!
The Toy Boys are fresh off their appearance at this year’s SXSW festival and their first single “Push It” is currently #17 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Jessie Malakouti sat down with andPOP a few weeks ago to discuss the single and her upcoming album, check it out here.
FEMME FATALE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
June 16 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center
July 8 Chicago, IL United Center
July 12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 28 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 31 Washington, DC Verizon Center
August 2 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 5 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
August 8 Boston, MA TD Garden
August 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
August 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Jessie & The Toy Boys have released their first official music video for their first single: ‘Push It’ featuring Yelawolf.
The heavy-synth powered track showcases a candid look at the front woman Jessie Malokouti and her laundry routine, which involves choreography and a soapy dance party. Not since Whitesnake has a music video been so wet. There is something refreshingly 80s about this video that is sure to be recycled in clubs, in fact Jessie offered her fans an opportunity to remix ‘Push It’ into a variety of styles. The ‘best-of’ remixes can be downloaded on iTunes or streamed on her MySpace account.
In a recent interview Jessie said, “I don’t mind that people approach me with one attitude and leave with another. I like having the power to play with stereotypes…and then shatter them. It’s fun and gratifying.” And if anything, her first video is only a pebble of what is about to ripple.
I had a chance to catch up with Jessie Malokouti and talk about the future of band, the new single and her influences last week. That interview can be found here.
Jessie and the Toy Boys are eager to discover the world and for the world to discover them. With their first single “Push It” gaining attention, an album release set for summer and a tour on the horizon, Jessie Malakouti is on the edge of bursting onto the pop music scene.
What sets this 80’s inspired electro-pop singer apart from the majority of today’s pop stars is that Jessie pens her own music. With a voice that echoes Gwen Stefani and a punchy delivery, much like a mature Ke$ha, Jessie brings a fresh approach to a familiar sound.
With early influences ranging from 90s grunge artists such as Verruca Salt and Nirvana to Madonna, she was inspired to leave home at 16 and start a band. Living in Southern California’s Inland Empire, her perspective on pop music was tainted in a darker light. Jessie immersed herself in the culture by fronting her rock band ‘Shut Up Stella’ and built a West Coast fan base by performing throughout the LA club scene.
Then it changed. After a trip to the U.K., Jessie’s music stroked brighter colours and sexier hooks. In the midst of preparations for her album and tour, Jessie took a few minutes to check in…
First of all, congratulations on the new single “Push It”. Where did the idea come from?
The idea was already a pre-existing track and we had no idea where to go with the melody or the lyrics. When I heard it, I instantly started hearing the top line of the chorus. Started mumbling the words and they thought it sounded really good. We went through several phrases to get it just right. It was fun.
Where did the idea for the Toy Boys come from?
I’d grown up playing in bands and always loved the idea of being in a band. But, because I am a creative control freak and I wanted something of my own, I found the Toy Boys. It’s perfect. They don’t talk back.
Why did you move to the U.K. and did it inspire a change in your music taste?
Well, I wanted to live in a place where they were making the music that I wanted to make. I fell in love with electronic and dub-step, I felt that the U.S. was behind in all of that. They still are. I wanted to live in a place where I could immerse myself in the underground club scene, where a lot of my influences came from. I always had my own style lyrically, no influences there. Sonically though, South London helped shape that sound. It opened my ears up to things I’ve never heard before.