New Band The Effect (Sons of Phil Collins and Steve Lukather) Unleash “Toxic Envy”: Stream

The Effect — a new rock band featuring drummer Nic Collins (son of Genesis’ Phil Collins) and guitarist Trev Lukather (son of Toto’s Steve Lukather) — have unveiled the single “Toxic Envy.” The song is the opening track to their self-titled album, set for release later this year.

The Los Angeles-based band, which is rounded out by newcomer singer Emmett Stang and keyboardist Steve Maggiora (a current touring member of Toto), previously introduced itself last year with the songs “Unwanted” and “Something Wrong.”

“Toxic Envy” is a hard-rocking tune with a soaring chorus that calls to mind ’80s arena rock. “’Toxic Envy’ is probably the most hard-rock tune on the record,” said Nic Collins. “And it’s definitely my favorite drum song on the record too. Trev’s riffs and arrangement ideas made it a field day for me when writing the parts and I wanted to match that energy with what I was doing behind the kit.”


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He continued, “After laying my parts down, I couldn’t have been happier with what Steve and Emmett laid down on top. It’s another example of The Effect being able to write heavy songs with big riffs, while having a memorable melody and pop sensibility.”

Trev Lukather added, “The song shines light on the dark side of people. Those that want to throw you off your path. Those who dream bash and project their own insecurities on to you. People you feel don’t want you to succeed because they are not where they want to be in their own life. If they are not happy, you are not allowed to be happy. We have all encountered people like that and That is Toxic Envy.”

The Effect will hit the road this June for a UK/Europe tour that includes several dates opening for Toto. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for “Toxic Envy” and see The Effect’s tour dates below. Stay tuned for more news on their debut album.

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The Effect’s 2024 Tour Dates:
06/08 – Puilacher, FR @ Coop Live Festival 2024
06/14 – Hoofddorp, NL @ venue Duycker
06/15 – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL @ Willem Twee poppodium
06/16 – Zoetermeer, NL @ Cultuurpodium Boerderij
06/24 – Munich, DE @ Tollwood Music Festival *
06/25 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark *
06/27 – Haltern am See, DE @ Seebad Haltern *
06/28 – Büren, DE @ Almeauen Park *
06/29 – Zwickau, DE @ Freilichtbühne Zwickau *
06/30 – Bruchsal, DE @ Castle of Bruchsal *
07/02 – Berlin, DE @ Spandauer Zitadelle *


* = supporting Toto