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Tokyo Police Club is an indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada It consists of vocalist and bassist David Monks born January 21, 1987, keyboardist Graham Wright born February 16, 1987, guitarist Josh Hook born May 11, 1987, and drummer Greg Alsop born March 20, 1985


  • 1 History
  • 2 Appearances
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Albums
    • 32 EPs
    • 33 Singles
    • 34 Solo projects
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Tokyo Police Club formed in 2005 while playing for fun in a basement after the four had disbanded from a previous group called Suburbia The band started to gain attention and played some small shows throughout the Toronto area Tokyo Police Club were asked to play in the Pop Montreal festival, and soon after they signed with Toronto label Paper Bag Records; Monks and Alsop dropped out of college to become professional musicians

Since their formation the band has appeared in numerous festivals In 2006 they appeared at Edgefest and the inaugural Osheaga Festival; however, could not play that year due to other conflicts In 2007, they performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, the Glastonbury Festival, and the Reading and Leeds Festival In 2008 the band played the Roskilde Festival, the Rock am Ring-Festival, and Street Scene In 2010, the band played the Bonnaroo Music Festival They also played at San Francisco's 2010 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

In the fall of 2008, the band played on the last 6 weeks of Weezer's Troublemaker Tour along with Angels and Airwaves In the same year, they released their first album, Elephant Shell

Their second full-length album, Champ, was released on June 8, 2010 produced by Rob Schnapf Saves The Day, The Vines, Sweet Thing

On June 18, 2011, the video for "Wait Up Boots of Danger" was nominated as best indie video of the year by MuchMusic The video was directed by Mike Juneau and Kyle McCreight, and produced by Jesse Ewles and Chris Cunningham In 2011 the band also released 10 Days 10 Covers 10 Years, a project in which they recorded and releases a new cover song from one of the last 10 years, going in order from 2001 to 2010

In 2012, the band joined Foster the People on the North American portion of their Torches tour along with Kimbra

In addition to his work with the band, Wright also currently hosts programming on CBC Radio 3

On December 8, 2011, the band revealed an unreleased song "Beaches" at a live show On December 11, 2013, the band debuted a nine-minute lyric video for "Argentina Pts I, II, and III" on YouTube Both tracks are on their new album "Forcefield" which was released March 24, 2014


On April 19, 2007, Tokyo Police Club made their first US TV performance on the Late Show with David Letterman They played their single "Nature of the Experiment", along with a tambourine accompaniment by the CBS Orchestra On April 22, 2008 Tokyo Police Club made their second appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing the lead single "Tessellate" off their debut LP Elephant Shell On November 16, 2008 they appeared on the television show "Desperate Housewives" in the episode "City on Fire" as "Cold Splash", a band competing in a battle-of-the-bands contest They performed "In A Cave" from their album Elephant Shell On December 10, 2008, they played "Your English is Good" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS On June 28, 2010 they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing the single "Wait Up Boots of Danger" off of their second album, "Champ" On March 27, 2011 Tokyo Police Club performed their single "Bambi" at the 40th Juno Awards in Toronto, Ontario On July 7, 2014 the band performed at the 2014 Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta


The band released its debut EP, A Lesson in Crime, in 2006 on Paper Bag Records, with Smith EP arriving the following year During a July 20, 2007 show in Omaha, Nebraska the band announced it had signed a deal earlier in the day for Saddle Creek Records to release their debut LP The band have also recorded two previously unheard songs for the Daytrotter Sessions, which are available online A single, now on their album Elephant Shell, entitled "Your English Is Good" was released on July 9, 2007

Responding to criticisms that their debut EP A Lesson in Crime is too short 16:22, Graham Wright had this to say in an interview with Ukula:"It's very quick, quick, quick, one, two, three Some of the songs don't have a lot of space in them and the album doesn't have a whole lot of room to breathe, but I think in the case of an EP this is a really good thing"

The band released their first LP, Elephant Shell, via their new label Saddle Creek on April 22, 2008 in North America, and May 5, 2008 in the UK and Continental Europe via Memphis Industries It was pre-released via the US iTunes Store on March 25, 2008

The band's fourth full-length LP, Forcefield, was released on March 24, 2014


TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Elephant Shell
  • Released:April 22, 2008
  • Label:Saddle Creek North America / Memphis Europe
  • Released:June 8, 2010
  • Label:Mom + Pop Music
Ten Songs, Ten Years, Ten Days
  • Released:October 11, 2011
  • Label:Dine Alone
  • Released:March 25, 2014
  • Label:Mom + Pop Music / Memphis Industries / Dine Alone
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Nature of the Experiment"200632A Lesson in Crime
"Cheer It On"2007
"Citizens of Tomorrow"
"Your English Is Good"39Elephant Shell
"In a Cave"
"Breakneck Speed"2010Champ
"Wait Up Boots of Danger"734
"Favourite Colour"20111232
"Hot Tonight"2014717137Forcefield
"Tunnel Vision"20
"Gonna Be Ready"201536
"Not My Girl"2016817Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Pt 1
"My House"1224Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Pt 2
"New Blues"2018TBA


  1. ^ Graham Wright21 January 2016 "btw feel free to source this tweet to correct his date of birth on Wikipedia!! the greatest gift of all!" Tweet – via Twitter 
  2. ^ "Happy Birfday Graham" wwwtokyopolicclubcom 2010-12-22 Retrieved 2011-07-29 
  3. ^ "Happy Bday Josh « Tokyo Police Club" Tokyopoliceclubcom 2010-02-16 Retrieved 2012-02-07 
  4. ^ "Tokyo Police Club" SPINcom 2008-04-23 Retrieved 2011-02-23 
  5. ^ "Happy Bday Greg « Tokyo Police Club" Tokyopoliceclubcom 2010-03-21 Retrieved 2011-02-23 
  6. ^ "an Interview with Tokyo Police Club" Brooklynvegancom 2007-05-17 Retrieved 2011-02-23 
  7. ^ "Tokyo Police Club performs in The Current studios | The Current from" Minnesota Public Radio Retrieved 2011-02-23 
  8. ^ "A Completely Biased Ranking of the 60 Best Canadian Indie Rock Songs of the 00s Part II" Vice, Cam Lindsay Apr 10 2017
  9. ^ "Tokyo Police Club Reminisce About Coachella, Prep for New Album" Spinner April 28, 2010 Retrieved 28 April 2010 
  10. ^ "Tokyo Police Club Return With An Epic Lyric Video for Argentina, Parts I, II, III" December 11, 2013 Retrieved 11 December 2013 
  11. ^ "Pitchfork Article" 
  12. ^ "Daytrotter Sessions" 
  13. ^ "Pitchfork Article" 
  14. ^ "Article at UKULA" 
  15. ^ "Article at Pitchfork" 
  16. ^ "The Album on iTunes" Phobosapplecom 2008-03-25 Retrieved 2011-02-23 
  17. ^ "Tokyo Police Club Album & Song Chart History:Canadian Albums" Billboard Prometheus Global Media Retrieved 2011-03-09 
  18. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 DJ T – Tzant" zobbel 
  19. ^ "Tokyo Police Club Album & Song Chart History:Billboard 200" Billboard Prometheus Global Media Retrieved 2011-03-09 
  20. ^ "Tokyo Police Club Album & Song Chart History:Independent Albums" Billboard Prometheus Global Media Retrieved 2016-03-09 
  21. ^ "Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Tokyo Police Club" Billboard Media 
  22. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive:Alternative Rock - June 21, 2011" America's Music Charts Retrieved June 24, 2011 
  23. ^ "Billboardbiz - Tokyo Police Club - Canadian Rock" Canadabiz Retrieved June 28, 2016 
  24. ^ "Discografie Tokyo Police Club Vlaanderen" ultratopbe/nl/ Hung Medien 
  25. ^ "Discografie Tokyo Police Club Wallonie" ultratopbe/fr/ Hung Medien 

External links

  • Official website
  • Tokyo Police Club on IMDb

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