From the first shot of sonic bliss from the opening guitar riff to the first verse I knew Token Joker were neither a token nor a joke. As the track beckons to “remember my name…” I am doing just that because this is a band destined to succeed. Token Joker is an act make succeeding in music easy when it is everything but that. And that is because of one word. Dedication. And dedication is exactly what Token Joker emulate throughout the video for their new single, “Green”. these are the videos I love. Stripped to the bone and the meaning of the song is left to the imagination of the viewer. It’s videos like this that give you a feel for who the band or artist is. This band is tomorrow.
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About Token Joker:
British rock/indie band TOKEN JOKER, come with sounds to catch the attention and spark the imagination; encounters just like the Devon quintet’s swift emergence on the UK music scene, providing breath-taking and memorable propositions.
It was as 2014 opened its eyes that Token Joker made their first steps, unveiling its presence around the songs of rhythm guitarist/vocalist Matt Coleman. The band’s intent was evident straight away, to create thumping anthems coloured in fiery melodies and sculpted with hooks and riffs which just get under the skin.
Within weeks the band found itself courted by a London promotion company which led to them playing the O2 Academy Islington. It was just the start of a busy and successful, not forgetting acclaim earning year for Token Joker. Shows with the likes of The Tricks, The Others, and The Beaches, only pushed the band into keener spotlights as did their appearances at Teignmouth Carnival and the Oxjam Exeter Takeover in October of their first year. The Great Escape Festival in Brighton wanted them too.
Similarly Token Joker was soon gaining potent support and exposure via national and international radio stations stretching from South Africa to N. America. A live session for BBC Introducing Devon ensured the end of 2014 saw the band a vibrant proposal on the ears and lips of a local and broadening national awareness going forward. At the same time as this was all going on, the band’s sound and songs were also enjoying evolving adventures and enterprise. As maturity bred their song-writing so did even hungrier imagination, a combination leading to the band’s most explosive and thrilling encounters yet, and soon to be unveiled on their forthcoming EP.
Recorded this past March with world renowned producer Paul Reeve (Muse, Razorlight, Supergrass) at Airfield Studios in Cornwall, and the equally renowned Simon Heyworth (Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells) the eagerly anticipated new release finds Token Joker pushing their distinct brand of dirty and contagious rock ‘n’ roll to new heights of adventure and virulence. The bulging basslines, the thumping swings of drummer Rupert ‘Roddy’ Waldron, and the dramatic craft of lead guitar alongside the magnetic enterprise of Matt Coleman, have united to take Token Joker to a new plateau.
Token Joker are poised to burst into the UK rock scene with their new release. If last year was a lively time for the band, 2015 can expect an even more explosive encounter with the band, their EP and the ever ferocious Token Joker live presence.
SOURCE: Official Bio
Token Joker are:
Matt Coleman – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Rupert ‘Roddy’ Waldron – Drums
Sam Gabriel – Lead Guitar