Ieya (12'' Front)

Produced by Steve James & Toyah Willcox


1980 UK 7″ vinyl /  Safari Records /
1980 UK 7″ picture disc /  Safari Records /
1980 UK 12″ vinyl /  Safari Records /

Ieya was the fourth UK single from the post-punk band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in 1980. It was later remixed and re-issued in 1982.

This track became an ever-present mainstay of Toyah’s live sets, and to this day it is rare for Toyah to play a full set and not perform Ieya. Its b-side, Helium Song, was an extended version of the track Spaced Walking, which, along with Ieya, featured on the band’s first full-length release, The Blue Meaning. Both tracks also featured on the 2005 compilation album The Safari Singles Collection Part 1: 1979-1981.

The single was released in several formats, including three different 7-inch vinyl releases, and for the first time, a 12-inch single.

Ieya (7'' Front)04 - 1980 - SAFE28 - Ieya (7'' Reverse)  04 - 1980 - SAFE28 - Ieya (7'' Picture Disc Front) 04 - 1980 - SAFE28 - Ieya (7'' Picture Disc Reverse)