Australian band High Tropics have unveiled their brand new single, ‘Caroline’.
Their latest track – the follow-up to 2019’s Queensland Music Award-nominated song of the year ‘Changes’ – is the perfect song to see out winter and welcome the springtime with a classic tale of unrequited love told over jangly guitars and plenty of indie fuzz.
Dubbed as “infectious garage pop” by Rolling Stone Australia, High Tropics is the moniker of Queensland based songwriter Josh Stewart and his live band.
Listen to ‘Caroline’ by High Tropics on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
What was intended as a means to put out music outside of fronting indie rockers 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.
Follow up effort ‘You Never Made It Easy’ received widespread praise throughout the blogosphere, and received airtime on national Australian broadcaster Triple J, international stations KROQ, XFM and UK’s Amazing Radio – which saw the band break into the peripherals of a larger international audience.
Continued releases would see the projects notoriety snowball with further support from Triple J and international support, and in in September 2018 the band were selected to represent Australia in the Project Aloft Star Asia competition, held in conjunction with Universal Music Group and Aloft Star hotels in Seoul, South Korea. The performance marked the band’s first international show and on-screen appearance.