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Is Tropical Announce New Album 'Black Anything' Hear The First 2 Tracks [Listen]

Posted on 01 December 2014

Is Tropical Announce New Album 'Black Anything' Hear The First 2 Tracks [Listen]

BBC Introducing Stage, Dance To The Radio And Even More For The Leeds And Reading Festivals On 23-25 August 2013

Posted on 25 July 2013

Bbc Introducing Stage, Dance To The Radio And Even More For The Leeds And Reading Festivals On 23-25 August 2013

Is Tropical - I'm Leaving Album Review


On Is Tropical's 2011 debut album 'Native To' there appeared to be this constant buzz that took to the stage in every track. After a while, it was like a bumblebee - or, even worse, a wasp - was burying its pesky self into the inner crevices of your ear holes. There are still scarce occasions where the buzzy reverb returns on 'I'm Leaving' but, for the majority, it sounds more sophisticated with bigger anthems. 

Is Tropical - I'm Leaving Album Review

The album's lead single 'Dancing Anymore' has a very NSFW video to accompany it, which has got a lot of people talking and has been banned for YouTube. However, it's not as if the video needed to be controversial; the song has the power to stand up by itself without the depths and dreams of computer-generated girls and an adolescent boy. The thumping beat, catchy chorus vocals, "you won't take me dancing anymore" - which also feature a duet between band member Gary Barber and his girlfriend - add to its conflicting tone. The streaming electro sections make it the best track on 'I'm Leaving'. 

The inquisitive lyrics help you to remain vigilant throughout the record and give the pacing backing a motivational voice. 'Lillith' bears "Don't be afraid of living", and 'Video' - which also happens to have a similar lyrical rhythm to 'Pure' by The Lightning Seeds - gives us, "I never learnt to cry, I never questioned why". Compared to the last album's roughness and the minimal sound of previous single 'South Pacific, 'I'm Leaving' (produced by Foals producer Luke Smith), has more of a mature theme. 

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Reading & Leeds Festival Announce Even More Names For 2013 Skindred, Lower Than Atlantis Plus Many More..

Posted on 26 April 2013

Reading & Leeds Festival Announce Even More Names For 2013 Skindred, Lower Than Atlantis Plus Many More..

Bestival Line Up And Ticket Information - 5-8th September 2013

Posted on 31 January 2013

Bestival Line Up And Ticket Information - 5-8th September 2013

Is Tropical - Lies


Is Tropical's new single, 'Lies', will be relased through Kitsune/ Co-Op on October 31st, 2011. The follow up single to 'The Greeks', Lies is the third single from debut album 'Native To', which was released in June 2011.

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Is Tropical, Native To Album Review


With a growing number of bands introducing aspects of electronic and dance music into the ever growing genre of indie music, it was going to be a tall order for a London based trio to stand out from the crowd. However, with a large proportion of Is Tropical's material being leaked before they released their debut album, the initial response was good. After a year of touring with 'Egyptian Hip Hop' the album was released just in time for summer, an overriding theme throughout the album.

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