Is Tropical are a three piece act formed in London. They first received recognition on releasing their debut single "When O' When" / "Seasick Mutiny" on Hit Club Records in January 2010 produced by Alalal (The Big Pink / Klaxons). With this success and apparitional live shows they have managed to accumulate a mass following and received praise from critics internationally.
Opting to hide their faces, being shrouded in mystery has divided opinions between lo-fi purists and revelers of outlandish electronic instruments the band have become associated with. Recently signed to renowned French label Kitsune (Two Door Cinema Club / Digitalism) they released their second single 'South Pacific' in November 2010.
Leading on from such rapid uprising, they toured the UK and Europe supporting Klaxons, The Big Pink and Mystery Jets. Their live sets are something of a spectacle, playing with joyful egotism and bounding energy, drowned by self - made video projections and constant improvisations in mutating soundscapes. All of which combine in making a performance comparable to a late night strobe club, with the added bonus of highly infectious pop.
Produced by the band together with Jimmy Robertson, their debut album "Native to" was released June 13th.
Mixing a digital tag with symphonic programming and keys, sees the London trio of IS Tropical’ building up some mystique and lounge relaxation through sophomore single, ‘South Pacific’. An atmospheric echo builds up neatly to the distorted and thoughtful vocals that have a poetic edge. The backdrop is given a sonic kick, before the track morphs into a lounge/disco vibe.Groove Armada territory is stepped into with misty sincerity and unobtrusively, so a trespassing conviction is unlikely. The lead combination of Gary Barber and Simon Milner, continues to steer the good ship IS Tropical into mainstream lounge/pop territory, as their debut album looms invitingly on the horizon.