Tuesday, 30 March 2010

"it's good to be back"

Remember that band called Bloc Party? Just about? Silent Alarm, wow what a debut (and only £3.49 these days, crumbs!) It all went a bit tits up after that though, didn't it. Never mind, majestically skating along the tracks of their woes, ironically (I first heard this band a couple of years ago via Russell Lissack), glided Tokyo Police Club.

Tokyo Police Club - Citizens of Tomorrow

Their debut LP '
Elephant Shell' is so sweet it comes as a disk made from maple syrup, slowly oozing over your Corn Flakes as the album rapidly progresses; "rapid" being the key word here. If the album arrived in a human disguise you would probably be offering a Canadian Ronnie Corbett look-a-like a cup of tea on your doorstep. With only one song brave enough to venture over the 3 minute mark, Elephant Shell is over before it's began. But what's the expression: Elephants never forget?
Dave and the boys effortlessly encapsulated those short, quaint bursts of frivolous excitement and mischief you and your mates never forget. It's fodder for silly hearts and those who thrive on nostalgic youth.

Tokyo Police Club - Graves

Tokyo Police Club - Juno

Tokyo Police Club - Sixties Remake

Good news! Finishing where they left off, new single 'Breakneck Speed' from the soon-to-be-released follow up LP 'Champ', maturely expands Tokyo Police Club's structure by comfortably stretching to an astounding 3 minutes 45 seconds. Wowsers.

Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed

Right, I'm off to play Power Rangers and eat jelly with my bestest friends!


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