Champ

Released
album Track Listing

1. Favourite Food
2. Favourite Colour
3. Breakneck Speed
4. Wait Up (Boots of Danger)
5. Bambi
6. End of a Spark
7. Hands Reversed
8. Gone
9. Big Difference
10. Not Sick
11. Frankenstein

Details Champ

Champ is the second full length album from Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club, and as its name suggests, it’s a triumph – an album of taut catchy anthems that display a renewed vigour and fizz and from the young four-piece.

The band decamped from their native Canada to record the album in Los Angeles. “I think we've always wanted to make a summer record, something more breezy - the tracks on this record gave us an opportunity to explore that a little more,” says drummer Greg Alsop. “When it came time to go into the studio, the Canadian climate had turned against us and so we had to travel south to capture the vibe and feel that worked best with these songs.”

Stand out songs include the electronic pop of Bambi, the curiously titled opening duo Favourite Food and Favourite Colour and the urgently anthemic Wait Up (Boots of Danger).  Again Dave Monk’s lyrics are a real highlight with strikingly juxtaposed imagery – “the killer with the coloured kite”, “the national child star in a coat and a scarf, alone in the laundromat”. Ultimately, though it’s the fizz bomb energy of the songs that appeals most.