Following the release of their second album Champ, Tokyo Police Club play The Academy on Friday 5 November. Tickets priced €17 inclusive of booking fee are on sale this Friday, 27 August at 9am.
Champ is the second full length album from Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club, and as its name suggests, it’s a triumph – an album of taut catchy anthems that display a renewed vigour and fizz and from the young four-piece.
Tokyo Police Club first hit their stride back in 2006 when, straight out of high school, their hyperactive mini-album A Lesson in Crime came from nowhere to prove one of the year’s most refreshing releases, combining the youthful immediacy of The Strokes first LP with the off kilter discord of Pavement.
The surprise success of A Lesson in Crime led to relentless touring through the entirety of 2006/07, with appearances anywhere and everywhere, taking in festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury, two TV appearances Letterman and, bizarrely, an appearance on an episode of Desperate Housewives. Eventually the band, by now exhausted to the extent that they were falling asleep on stage, took a month off to record. The resulting album Elephant Shell, released in May 2008, was a slower, sweeter more introspective affair, a surprise for fans of A Lesson in Crime but one that displayed a new found lyricism from frontman-bassist and songwriter Dave Monks.
The band (Dave Monks – bass/vocals, Greg Alsop – drums, Graham Wright – keys, Josh Hook – guitar) are all set to hit up Europe with some dates over the summer following a huge Stateside tour with friends Passion Pit.
Tickets for Tokyo Police Club live at The Academy on 5th November are on sale this Friday at 9am.