Is Tropical return with new album I’m Leaving

Posted on 8 May 2013
By Giovanna Ferin
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Having toured the world in support of their debut Native To, IS TROPICAL (Dominic Apa, Gary Barber and Simon Milner) return with I’m Leaving – the band’s new album for French record label Kitsuné, due out 20th May 2013.

Whilst racking up enough hedonistic experiences to last a lifetime, IS TROPICAL have been busy learning some important musical lessons: namely, that 100mph craziness isn’t necessarily all you need to make a record.

I’m Leaving marks itself out as a distinct progression from its predecessor. Produced by seasoned pro and friend of the band Luke Smith (Depeche Mode, Foals), Dancing Anymore features a duet between Gary and his girlfriend – one of many tracks on the record that, again for the first time, feature a female vocal (the rest are provided by Crystal Fighters’ singer Ellie Fletcher).

Then there’s all manner of extensive touring ideas, including extending their already-vast list of destinations into territories as unexpected as Mongolia and Nigeria, and a summer full of festivals to look forward to.

IS TROPICAL also release their new single Dancing Anymore (release date 13th May) and its accompanying new eye popping video directed by Parisian hotshots MEGAFORCE.

The new video is loosely described as the follow up to their previous collaboration on the now infamous “The Greeks” video, a gore spattered boyhood fantasy. This latest effort notches things up a little.

A few years down the line the boy(s)’ thoughts move on from guns to girls.




16th May – The Great Escape – Brighton
23rd May – Hoxton Gallery – London