Artist info

Genre

Dance, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

2000s


Influences

2000s


Website

www.hightropics.com

Bio

Dubbed as “infectious garage pop” by Rolling Stone magazine, High Tropics is the moniker of Queensland based songwriter Josh Stewart and his live band. Formed as an outlet to house songs outside of the now defunct garage rock outfit The Ninjas, Stewart’s DIY home recordings quickly caught the attention of esteemed US label Roll Call records, who put out the project’s first two singles in 2017.

Following a huge 2018 that saw the band represent Australia in the Project Aloft Star Asia competition in Seoul, South Korea, High Tropics have returned with latest single ‘Changes’. Mixed by long time collaborator Elliot Heinrich and mastered by Brian Lucey (Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher), the song is a teaser for the band’s highly anticipated debut EP – which recently took 2nd place in Happy Magazine’s coveted nationwide Needle in the Hay competition.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

29 Nov 2019

Triple J
45

Change can be scary but change can also be as fun, adventurous and enlightening as these synths!

Change can be scary but change can also be as fun, adventurous and enlightening as these synths!

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

27 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Glistening indie pop. Had me nodding my head along the whole way through. What a belter.

Glistening indie pop. Had me nodding my head along the whole way through. What a belter.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Really cool hearing High Tropics evolve a little on this track. The addition of the electronic production adds a bit of sparkle to the song and lets that yearning vocal really leap out.

Really cool hearing High Tropics evolve a little on this track. The addition of the electronic production adds a bit of sparkle to the song and lets that yearning vocal really leap out.