Tokyo Police Club will make their Irish return when they roll into Whelan's on 28th March next. Tickets, priced at €15 are on sale now!
The fourpiece are back with a brand new album Forcefield, set for release on 24 March through Memphis Industries. The album is available for preorder on iTunes, each order including an instant download of two tracks, the 8 minute epic that is ‘Argentina (Parts I, II, III)’, and their most pure pop moment to date, 'Hot Tonight'. The new record is the quartet’s first release in four years, following 2010’s hugely acclaimed Champ. Having teased the new album just before the new year with the mesmerizing video for the album’s opening track ‘Argentina (Parts I, II, III)’, Tokyo Police Club have also recently premiered ‘Hot Tonight’ on Pitchfork.
Of the new music vocalist David Monks notes, "Since writing started for Forcefield in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave.’ We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last. We ended up rediscovering energy and guitars and simple, direct songs. There was certainly a lot of pressure to take the music somewhere new and there were lots of opinions about how to do that, but in the end we blocked all that out and followed our instincts. I think that’s what Forcefield is—it doesn’t matter what else is going on out there, the music just has to be honest and have a real feeling to it."