NME, 6 February 2008
Built around cartoon Sabbath/Supergrass style riffs and lots of group falsetto hooks, the songs are
custom designed to burrow into your brain within seconds.
Right, so the singer and guitarist, Sammy, is sporting these silly blue jeans that are covered in gold swirls;
the drummer, Matt, looks about half his bandmates' age, while the bassist, Jonny, is wearing a waistcoat
emblazoned with big green letters that say 'JONNY TOKYO' (all three of 'em go by the last name of 'Tokyo', you see).
The songs, meanwhile, are called things like 'Return of the Rockstars' (which, as far as OK Tokyo are concerned, is them)
or 'TV Evangelist' (which goes "You're just a... you're just a... you're just a... TV superstar") and are all
frenetically paced, built around cartoon Sabbath/Supergrass style riffs and lots of group falsetto hooks that are
custom designed to burrow into your brain within seconds. None of them last more than three-and-a-half minutes.
Midway through 'Throw Your Hands Up' the audience are encouraged to... oh, you get the idea: OK Tokyo wear stupid
clothes, have stupid hair and make stupid music for people who wanna get stupic for a bit. There's a good
chance they'll be utterly unavoidable in 2008.
Hamish MacBain, www.nme.com