Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hello there. I am Tom W, and I will be your blogger for today, and quite often from now on, as I'm now the latest Not Ed's Blog redcoat. Nice to meet you, to meet you nice.
Get tropical. That’s what the wonderful Tumblr of London/Brighton punk rock revivalists Tropics are urging you all to do, and they have my fully-fledged support in this matter. What are you waiting for? Obviously heavily influenced by the likes of Fugazi and Les Savy Fav, Tropics do more than just play your standard fast-paced melodic punk rock. ‘Future Gets Tense’, their side of a split single with hardcore enthusiasts These Arms Are Snakes, brings their own brand of sugar to indie’s cup of tea, with witty lyrics and a catchy riff to boot, making it the best cup of tea so far in 2009, and also making Tropics a strong contender alongside the usual suspects in this year’s tips. Difference is, this stuff is F-R-E-S-H, guys. Go check it.
MP3: TROPICS - Future Gets Tense
BUY: Tropics/These Arms Are Snakes Split 7"