Neu Pick: Bristol’s Tropic make exhilarating entrance on ‘No Cigar’

The single is being released tomorrow (23rd March) along with a zine via Leisure Records.

Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Tropic.

With their quietly released debut single, last year’s ‘A Continuing Saga #3 (Deja Vu)’, young Bristol trio Tropic pointed at an exciting future.

Its follow-up ‘No Cigar’ - our Neu Pick for today - pushes the potential even further. Helmed by the vocals of Jack Ogborne, the track begins as a languid sway, something in between the slow meandering of Father John Misty and jazz-flecked doom of King Krule.

It expands without warning though, into the kind of gritty, melodic garage rock that Parquet Courts have been mastering for a decade.

Speaking of the track in a press release, the band’s Jack says: “I really like being frank, putting myself out of my comfort zone and exposing myself to something unfamiliar. With ‘No Cigar, it’s almost naïve. I wanted to write something romantic that wasn’t obviously romantic.”

Listen to ‘No Cigar’ below. The single comes out tomorrow (23rd March) via Bristol’s Leisure Records, complete with a limited edition full colour 16 page zine.

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