Tokyo Police Club Release Sophomore Album 'Champ' On October 18th

Wednesday 13 October 2010, 11:43AM

By Isaac Promotions


Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club Credit: ISAAC Promotions

Canadian quartet Tokyo Police Club is proud to announce the release of their sophomore album Champ on Monday October 18th. The album features the new alternative radio single ‘Boots of Danger (Wait up)’.

Tokyo Police Club revert back to their youthful flair and childhood journeys in their second full length album. It’s a romping release, bouncing with frenzied guitar riffs, sweet synths and Tokyo Police Club’s wide-eyed optimism. For a band that burst on the scene with 2006’s well received EP A Lesson In Crime followed by debut album Elephant Shell all in under a two year period, the band took some considerable time out to write Champ.

Compared to their previously hectic touring schedule, this time out was anything but boring or unproductive. Tokyo Police Club ended up happily immersing themselves in their craft. Greg Alsop (drums), Josh Hook (guitar), David Monks (vocals, bass) and Graham Wright (keys/percussion) challenged and redefined their songwriting and performing chops and techniques from day one of pre-production, and together with producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith), ultimately created the defining record of their career to date.

Champ packs a sweet sucker-punch back into the days of teenage hangouts. From the epic slow burn of album opener ‘Favorite Food’ to the irresistible shuffle of ‘End of A Spark’ to first single ‘Boots of Danger (Wait Up) ’, this album is packed with childhood imagery, pitter-patter drum beats and spiky guitar. The Los Angeles Times likened the new tracks to “being in love for the first time, in musical form – that kind of rush.”

After a place on the bill with Coachella this year, a June US tour with Passion Pit, and now their own headline tour across the states, the year doesn’t seem to be slowing for Tokyo Police Club.