Jessie and The Toy Boys have contributed a track to the EP by Los Angeles based rogue-pop producer, Doctor Rosen Rosen, entitled ‘Girls: Volume I’, which was released this week. “‘Five O’Clock’ is the first song Jessie and The Toy Boys and I made together,” Doctor Rosen Rosen said. “Around that time, I was listening to a lot of the 80s girls groups that were produced by Prince (Vanity 6, Sheila E, Appolonia), which inspired the punchy Linndrum-sample-heavy beat of the song. A day before our session, I started the track and came up with the pre-chorus ‘Hello Hello Hello’. I was nervous to show her the idea because she was one of the first artists I worked with in Los Angeles, but she was in to it and we quickly wrote the rest of the song together. One of the things I love about working with Jessie, is that her lyrics are always engaging and paint a vivid story… in this case ‘you’ve got till five o’clock to get your sh** out.'” Listen to the track below and download the EP at doctorrosenrosen.com.
Jessie and The Toy Boys give fans another behind-the-scenes look while on the road with the Femme Fatale tour. In the latest tour webisode, Jessie hailed a ride in Nashville’s infamous karaoke cab for a memorable ride around the Music City. Jessie Malakouti was also seen after having just gotten off stage, talking about how her Toy Boys “killed it”, and for a rare instance they broke character and behaved like humans. Watch it below.
The latest tour webisode from Jessie and The Toy Boys features Jessie Malakouti continuing on the Femme Fatale tour with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj and giving fans a peek their ‘Naughty’ show in Las Vegas. Also, watch Jessie try her luck at the slot machines as she and her “mannequins” gets strange looks from fellow gamblers.
Jessie and The Toy Boys is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at life on the Femme Fatale tour in their first tour diary webisode filmed in Los Angeles. Jessie Malakouti and the mannequins will be putting out more webisodes while on tour with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj.
“It’s amazing to be here in Los Angeles, my hometown,” Jessie says in the clip. “I took a picture in front of [the Staples Center] like a super nerd. I grew up coming here watching shows and looking at the stage and kinda closing my eyes and wishing and wishing and here I am.”
Jessie and The Toy Boys continue on the Femme Fatale tour through early August before joining the Identity Music Festival tour. Watch the behind the scenes footage below.
Jessie and The Toy Boys dropped a brand new remix ‘Push It (Dig It Remix)’ while Jessie Malakouti and her mannequins are on the road with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj on the Femme Fetale Tour through mid-August. Next Jessie will join the Identity Music Festival tour. Check out tour dates for the Identity Music Festival and the remix below. Jessie and The Toy Boys’ EP ‘Show Me Your Tan Lines’ is available on iTunes and Amazon now.
8/14 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC
8/16 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/18 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/19 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/20 Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center For the Performing Arts
8/21 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater
8/23 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/24 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
8/25 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
8/27 Spring, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/28 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/30 Albuquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
9/2 Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
9/3 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/4 San Bernadino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
9/5 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
9/10 George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheater
Jessie Malakouti of Jessie and the Toy Boys visited Hot 95.7 FM in Houston, Texas on Wednesday (July 13) while on tour with Britney Spears. The former Shut Up Stella member talked about her appearance on ‘Conan’, her debut single ‘Push It’, having a messy bus, Jessie’s “Make It Fit” underwear, and ended up with a lightning round. “That was my first time on television, and that was actually the first time we all performed ‘Push It’ together,” Jessie revealed about the ‘Conan’ appearance. “So it was like, ‘Here we go, national television’.” Listen to the discussion here.
Jessie and the Toy Boys were interviewed at Z100 in Portland, Oregon the other day while Jessie Malakouti and her mannequins were on tour with Britney Spears. The former Shut Up Stella member talked about her Toy Boys, #16 and #27, who stood motionless to either side, as well as her younger days doing commercials, and how starting bands only to have them break up inspired her to create a group with mannequins instead. “I needed Toy Boys who wouldn’t get in the way of my creative vision but instead would inspire me,” Jessie explained.
As for how she landed the coveted opening slot on Spears’ tour, Malakouti said she “immediately got so emotional” upon hearing the news. “I started crying. I was so happy. I was screaming and there were tears just streaming down my face.” After that, she had to return to the studio crying but couldn’t reveal the top secret news to those wondering why she was teared up. “Everyone thought I was crazy,” she confessed. “Like crazier than they already thought I was.”
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Jessie and The Toy Boys (Jessie Malakouti) is out with the music video to her new single ‘Push It’, featuring Yelawolf. Watch it via YouTube below.
Jessie and the Toy Boys teamed up with photographer Maria Carmel for their first official photo shoot. “When you have a band that can’t speak and disagree with you things run a lot more smoothly,” Jessie Malakouti said of inanimate bandmates. “Manequins don’t talk back and they smile and look pretty.” Watch highlights from the shoot via YouTube below.
Hard2Beats newest signing is Jessie Malakouti, and the 21 year-old pop singer’s debut single is ‘Standing Up For The Lonely’. Listen to the track via the label’s YouTube channel below.