True to form, Canadian pop-rockers Tokyo Police Club’s latest single is another excellently jovial slice of upbeat jangles and hand-clapping try-this-at-home bits. It ain’t rocket science, but that’s its charm. Take a synth and some drums, some shout-happy youths and some guitar riffery straight outta NYC’s coolest clubs, and bingo: this.
‘Your English Is Good’ is let down, rather, by its release date: this is super summer fare, so it’s devastating that the English weather has failed to fulfil its part of a bargain, leaving Tokyo Police Club a sunny afternoon short of the perfect indie-pop party. Still, come the clearing of the clouds, this should force its way to the forefront of your personal playlist – it’s simply so chipper that avoiding its charms should be as difficult as avoiding the irritation that is the current top 10.
Yeah, you could call it post-Strokes of style, but be fair: the New Yorkers haven’t sounded this incessantly vital, and this fun, for years. Their seat on the throne of mainstream indie-club dancefloors is slipping, and bands like Tokyo Police Club are sure to be there when their collective arse hits the deck.
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