Tokyo Police Club and Field Music bring a 1-2 pop punch. - Oh My Rockness

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Tokyo Police Club and Field Music bring a 1-2 pop punch.

March 07, 2007
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Toronto's Tokyo Police Club play optimistic and twitchy pop with a beat. They say that if you were to throw Bowie, Joy Division, The Arcade Fire into a blender, you'd find the inspiration for their sound. One thing is for sure, these four guys definitely love pronounced bass lines, chants, hand-claps and rapid drums. If that's not optimism, I don't know what is.

They've been building hefty buzz as they tour Canada (btw, did you know there is a venue in London, Ontario called The Alex P. Keaton... how much does that rule?) and the States, and will continue their quest to take over the world, one addictive riff at a time. Also, be sure to check out their debut album!

U.K.'s Field Music signed to the same label as The Go! Team and are from the same neighborhood as The Futureheads and Maximo Park (in fact, Field Music member Peter Brewis was The Futurehead's original drummer, and sometime Field Music drummer Tom English is on loan from Maximo Park).

Citing influences ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Big Star to the ever-hip Stravinsky, Field Music create lush and atmospheric songs of indie-pop grandeur. Featuring falsetto harmonies, expansive keys, and Wire-like guitars, Field Music manage to merge ornate orchestration with a tad of punky spazz, all in roughly 3 minutes time. And if you listen really hard, you can sort of hear a little bit of The Shins in there, too. What more do you want?

Tokyo Police Club and Field Music play Beauty Bar Patio, on Saturday, March 17th.

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