Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Ramones, The Misfits


band members

James | Georgia | Rowan | Laura | Past member: Jackson


Influences

The Ramones, The Troggs, The Nerves, The Replacements


Unearthed artists we like

Wet Lips, Moaning Lisa, Nun of the Tongue, Melbourne Cans


Bio

Formed during a camping trip in mid-2015, Melbourne four-piece The Tropes have built a reputation for delivering rich and hooky rock ’n’ roll. James Mclean’s vocals have a warmth and Ramones-like depth to them. Jackson Payne’s guitar is bright and sharp-edged, fast-forwarding through guitar-pop history to borrow as much from the Kinks as from the Replacements. Strong rhythmic assistance comes from Rowan Docherty on bass and Wet Lips’s Georgia Ehrlich who rounds things out behind the kit, providing a frenetic counterpoint to Mclean’s smooth as butter vocal melodies. A recent line-up shift sees Laura Saba replace Payne on guitar. Two recently released singles (“Bottom of the Ocean” and “Didn’t Want you to Know”) offer a taste of their forthcoming debut album “Bottom of the Ocean”, which set for release in 2018 and acts as a snap-shot of the band’s lifespan so far.

Review

GEORGE—AHHH

19 May 2018

50

Review

DD

16 May 2018

50

Brief, yet staggering in its intensity, like a shot that contains the potency of ten standard drinks. Good, clean, loud, raucous, dirty fun that’ll have you dancing so hard the floorboards break. Cos there’s … just!...one band to know—THE TROPES!

Brief, yet staggering in its intensity, like a shot that contains the potency of ten standard drinks. Good, clean, loud, raucous, dirty fun that’ll have you dancing so hard the floorboards break. Cos there’s … just!...one band to know—THE TROPES!