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Tokyo Police Club

Biography

Tokyo Police Club is a Canadian indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, that formed in 2005. The band is comprised of lead vocalist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook, and drummer Greg Alsop. The band came together after the demise of another band, Suburbia, and began to gather a local following through playing gigs around the Toronto area. The band was then signed to Paper Bag Records.

2006 saw the band hit the road for a number of festivals, including Edgefest and the Osheaga Festival. A year later the band secured spots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Glastonbury, and the Reading and Leeds Festival. 2008 began with more tours and more festivals as the band took a grassroots approach to building a fan base from the bottom up. That same year also saw the band in the opening slot for Weezer's Troublemaker Tour with Angels and Airwaves. Their debut album, “Elephant Shell” appeared later that same year. Their second offering, “Champ” arrived in 2010, peaking at #56 on Billboard's 200 Albums chart. The band released “10 Days. 10 Covers. 10 Years” in 2011.

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