This week's Toyah and Robert Fripp video was brought to you by sadomasochism, bondage and submission

Toyah dances on the kitchen table dressed in leather while Robert watches
(Image credit: Toyah Wilcox)

Things have been a little subdued in the kitchen of Britain's top light entertainers of late. Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp performed a ragged version of Joan Jett's Bad Reputation two weeks ago, but that followed a long fallow period, where fans of the couple's weekly Sunday Lunch videos had to content themselves with a run of blooper reels and old highlights.  

Were the frolicsome pair running out of ideas? Could the nation's longest-running pandemic-inspired husband-and-wife internet variety show be stumbling towards a sorry dénouement? Was this be the end? 

Apparently not. For while King Crimson leader Fripp may not be wielding his trusty axe in the couple's latest video, his post-punk bride more than makes up for any shortfall, singing Venus In Furs, The Velvet Underground's classic ode to sadomasochism, bondage and submission, while dressed in the sort of costume more usually reserved for the sorts of parties we're never invited to. 

As Willcox cavorts on the kitchen table, an awestruck Fripp gazes up at her and provides a running commentary. 

"Toyah will do almost anything to get out of cooking."

"I wonder if we're having desert?"

"I'm frightened."

So are we, Robert. So are we. 

Toyah and Robert will be performing a pair of "Rock Party" shows at Huntingdon Hall, a venue in Worcester's Crowngate Shopping Centre, on May 26 and 27. 

"Slinky persons of the grooving variety might like to get out their party shoes in preparation for Toyah & Robert's Rock Party in Worcester," advises Fripp. "Audient alert: please be prepared to rock out and have a good time!"

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.