The Tropicanas drop their new EP, A Lovely Coincidence, on 13th October, performing at the Leith Depot the very same night to celebrate the release.
Andrew from the band spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from the EP and delves more into this term they describes themselves, dreamslop.
TF: A new EP, what can we expect from that?
Our new EP is really just coming to terms with getting older, and trying to look at the positive aspects of life. The self-titled track A Lovely Coincidence is basically just like a mantra saying that life is really what you make of it, and I guess there is a similar vein running through all of the songs on the EP. Musically it is little bit psychedelic but still keeping a consistently upbeat shimmery vibe.
TF: And can we expect an LP in the near future, are you working towards that at the moment?
Not at the moment unfortunately, the band will be going on a hiatus for while after the release. I’m going away on a working visa to Australia for a year, So after that if everyone is still up for it, it would be great to release some more music. Potentially an LP if I can come up with enough material chilling on the beach.
TF: And are you promoting this with a tour?
No we wont, we kind of ran out of time with this release but we’re doing a release show on the 13th of October with some of our good friends at the Leith Depot, including Barbe Rousse, Kings Indian and Dayle and Joe. It’s gonna get pretty tropical. There is gonna be a raffle and some hijinks of course.
TF: You describe yourselves as Dreamslop, can you go into that in more detail?
Yeah, what we mean by Dreamslop is that it’s dreamy with a pop direction and a generally unpolished sound, I guess we take our influences from bands like Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala and other shoegazy elements like Deerhunter.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date, do you have one?
There has been too many to pick, but if I had to it would probably be supporting this Canadian band called Peach Pit last year at Sneaky Petes, it got pretty wild. Generally that venue is our favourite to play, the guy who puts on the nights always makes sure to put bands on that gel well together, Which is great because it means the people you’re playing to are already on board. We’ve played our fair share of eclectic line-ups which is cool in theory but mostly what happens is people come to see their friends and then leave.