I had a busy week, which may explain why I’ve been drawn to a lot of straightforward pop punk and punk rock. Arguably, the band that provided the most uncomplicated (and fun!) old school pop punk escapism was Fatrace from Indonesia. It’s my second acquaintance with the band; the first time I heard the band was on an Indonesian Descendent tribute compilation.
Fatrace spend more time than ever to write and record new material, and proudly call Tropical Pleasure their best work to date – I did a quick tour on their past releases on Bandcamp, and have to agree: Tropical Pleasure is a major step forward for the band. Fatrace kinda sound like a sped up version of the Yum Yums on Tropical Pleasure: expect plenty of bubblegum, hooks and sweet singalongs. It’s probably best to play it somewhere isolated, because you WILL get weird looks when you try to harmonize with the many papapapa’s and wahoo’s of this band. Fun stuff!
Tropical Pleasure is out now on LP and CD at Outloud! Records.
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