Formed in Ontario, Tokyo Police Club first grabbed our attention with the shock success of debut EP ‘A Lesson In Crime’.
It sold over 70,000 copies all told, the band stealing headlines across the globe with one of the most fully realised debut releases in a generation. Full-length debut ‘Elephant Shell’ will do nothing to dispel the hype, containing eleven stunning pop salvos. Combining breakbeats to singalong melodies, the band race through the material with all the enthusiasm of a greyhound chasing after a rabbit.
Tracks such as ‘In A Grave’ hint at dark thoughts running through these young minds, with ‘Centennial’ suggesting that the band are capable of delving into deeper lyrical depths. With a sackful of chart-friendly songs and a deadly live act, Tokyo Police Club look to be an arresting proposition.