Single Review: Tokyo Police Club – Favourite Colour

By on Thursday, 18th November 2010 at 12:00 pm

Words by Jason Thomas

‘Favourite Colour’ by Tokyo Police Club is a pop-edged cacophony of ravishingly engineered guitar riffs, naked drums and sweet synths. The production is slick and the Canadian tones of Dave Monks’ distinctive vocal add a ‘hangover free Saturday morning’ freshness to this track, building to a turn it up loud tremolo guitar solo, double tracked and in your face, just the way I like it!

I can see why this tune is currently gracing this season’s Match of the Days goal round-ups. It has a contagious, pumping energy throughout only to be broken by a catchy stop-start chorus. Whilst there is nothing too deep lyrically in the song, there are some pretty cool references to pop culture nonetheless.

‘Favourite Colour’ was released on Monday to coincide with Tokyo Police Club’s national UK headline tour. The single is accompanied by a remix of album track ‘Boots of Danger’ by the Vampire Weekend remix team, Boys Like Us, and once again they have not dissapointed. This remix is stripped back, half time beats and big FM synths with an air of Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ – not exactly hip hop but processed beats all the same; a big reverberated clap punctuates the twos and fours. Thick distorted snare work graces the chorus as Monks shouts, “so wait up, you never get nervous anymore”. This is a cool remix, well worth buying the single alone for.


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