Toxique

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Toxique
Toxique, Febiofest Music Festival 2009 (07).jpg
Toxique at the Febiofest festival, 2009
Background information
Origin Czech Republic
Genres Pop, electronic
Years active 2007–present
Website http://www.toxique.cz/en/

Toxique are a Czech musical group performing electronic pop music.

History[edit]

The group was founded by five graduates from Prague's Institute of Chemical Technology[1] in early 2007, and the same year they played their first live show. Toxique's debut single, "Two Sides", took part in national selection for Czech's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.[2] Although it didn't make it to the semi-finals, it became a considerable hit, reaching no. 35 in Czech national airplay chart Rádio Top 100.[3] Their debut album, eponymously titled Toxique, was released in 2008 and peaked at no. 32 in Czech Republic.[4]

In 2009, they released singles "Honey" and "eBay", which did not match the success of their debut song. 2010 saw the release of their second album, Outlet People, preceded by the single "Shout" which made it to no. 52 in Rádio Top 100.[5] The album itself proved to be more successful, debuting at no. 26[6] and meeting with favourable reviews.[7][8] In November, the band toured the UK with Polish singer Kayah as part of O2's Your Country live concert series.[9]

Toxique released their third album, Tips for Grown Up Kids, in 2012, promoted by the single "Toxique Girls", featuring Czech-Polish singer Ewa Farna. The song garnered considerable popularity, however, the album failed to chart. In 2013, the band's lead vocalist Klára Vytisková embarked on a solo career and released singles "Country Girl" and "Survival".

Band members[edit]

  • Klára Vytisková - vocals
  • Patrick Karpentski - guitar
  • Viliam Béreš - keyboard
  • Jan Lstibůrek - bass guitar
  • Roman Vícha - drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2008: Toxique
  • 2010: Outlet People
  • 2012: Tips for Grown Up Kids

Singles[edit]

  • 2008: "Two Sides"
  • 2009: "Honey"
  • 2009: "eBay"
  • 2010: "Shout"
  • 2011: "Field Lines"
  • 2012: "Toxique Girls" (feat. Ewa Farna)
  • 2012: "Turn Me On"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref
2008 Themselves Anděl Awards Discovery of the Year Winner [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toxique na emuzyka.pl" (in Polish). www.emuzyka.pl. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Sietse Bakker (2 January 2008). "Who will represent the Czech Republic?". www.eurovision.tv. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "RADIO - TOP 100 TOXIQUE Two Sides" (in Czech). ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "ALBUMS - TOP 100 TOXIQUE Toxique" (in Czech). ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "RADIO - TOP 100 TOXIQUE Shout" (in Czech). ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "ALBUMS - TOP 100 TOXIQUE Outlet People" (in Czech). ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Honza Vedral (30 September 2010). "RECENZE: Toxique jsou zase o krok dál, jejich nová deska zní světově" (in Czech). kultura.idnes.cz. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Tomáš Tenkrát (27 September 2010). "Žádná hudba z outletu" (in Czech). musicserver.cz. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "O2 extends Your Country gigs nationwide". www.musicweek.com. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ceny Anděl pro Kryštofa a Toxique". tyden.cz (in Czech). 21 March 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 

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