Tokyo Police Club have released a new ‘fan-sourced’ video for ‘Hot Tonight’, taken from their forthcoming fourth album Forcefield.
‘Hot Tonight’ is their most pure pop moment to date. You can watch the video below.
Forcefield is set for release on March 24th through Memphis Industries, available for preorder on iTunes now, each order including an instant download of 2 tracks, the 8 minute epic that is "Argentina (Parts I, II, III)", and "Hot Tonight".
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Forcefield is the quartet’s first release in four years, following 2010’s hugely acclaimed Champ.
Forcefield is perhaps TPC’s most direct statement of intent yet, musically referencing anything from Tom Petty to Smashing Pumpkins, whilst never losing the unmistakable energy that has marked their work ever since their debut mini-album A Lesson in Crime. The forthcoming album was produced by Doug Boehm (Girls, Dr Dog) and singer David Monks.
Of the new music 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.”
The band return to the UK next month including a show at London’s Scala on April 1st.
Tokyo Police Club UK Tour
27th March – King Tuts, Glasgow Tickets
28th March – Whelans, Dublin Tickets
30h March – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester Tickets
31st March – Cockpit 2, Leeds Tickets
1st April – Scala, London Tickets
Tokyo Police Club are David Monks (vocals, bass), Graham Wright (keys), Josh Hook (guitar) and Greg Alsop (drums).