After launching themselves with some brilliant pop moments on last year’s debut EP A Lesson in Crime, Ontario’s Tokyo Police Club return with a new single ahead of their debut album Elephant Shell.
It’s another fine song from them with its chiming guitars and major piano chords that somehow don’t sound pompous. Singer Dave Monks sounds like a cross between Placebo’s Brian Molko and Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and, again, doesn’t sound pompous. They use the word “tessellate” – a decorative tiling technique common in Islamic art and the works of MC Esher – in the chorus. That bit is pompous, though.