Is Tropical fell into the international music scene in January 2010 with the release of their debut single “When O’ When’/’Seasick Mutiny”, with Hit Club Records. With their refusal to show their faces, and their broad sound, Is Tropical ended up on the forefront of the conflict between lo-fi purists and strange electronic instrumentalists enthusiasts. As of recent, the band has signed with French label Kitsuné and is touring Europe. There debut album, Native To, will be hitting stores on June 14.
Is Tropical has released their seemingly controversial music video for “The Greeks”. Within a couple of weeks, the video has received 900,000 views through Youtube and Vimeo, and an overwhelming amount of responses. Sincerely, the band appears to have innocent and playful intentions and simply state in response: “We like kids, we like gangs, we really like daydreaming and imagination; the video straddles the line between nostalgia and the visual death-porn of our generation – the action film. Don’t get carried away by politics – this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mum’s mascara to be like Arnie in Predator.”
It appears as such, but you can decide for yourself. Watch the controversial video below.