Tropicaledonia

by Spring Break

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Ray McCartney This here record rocks my earholes sideways! It's the biscuits, and not just any biscuits, it's fancy biscuits! My jams are Rodeo Railroad and The Slouch. I sure can't wait to hear more from these here splendiferous creatures. Favorite track: Rodeo Railroad.
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1.
Degenerative Eloquence Memories maligned redesigned in the monastery Medical melancholy mars me metabolically Negative energy niggles nerves perturbs pleasantry Words are worthy weaponry certainly hurting heavily Averting the emerging urge to revert to recipes Of deliciously delectable disaster definitely Sceptically scrawl withdrawal chapters desperately Stamp standards with an emphatic empathy Telepathic waves triggered by generic jealousy L.S.D list celebrities wriggle restlessly Feral felons sell threats with sincerity Twisted melons Monday morning just Ben and me Enemies of the straight and narrow from necessity Bless a beat add gin jelly to the recipe Messy 3 day dream state essentially Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Spot the difference between refinement and luxury Suddenly some of these cumbersome culinary Accomplishments callously cash in on customary Gossip I know coffees really not your cup of tea But stop mugging me off talk curmudgeonly Summoning subs discouraging drudgery Love is free but the drugs ain’t buddy b Brotherly hugs seem to be stuck in recovery Currently cumbersome with contemptible currency Clumsily consolidating sums of redundancy Flat 61 bruv buzzer 3 come at me Monetary misgivings linked in with lung disease Some concede to cancer to some degree Defiant in the face of death breathless huskily Hacking out a last laugh grudgingly Budgetary constraints remain for custody’s cover fees Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies Clean slate claimed each day we make melodies
2.
He's Behind You Direct access with the correct tactics Practice tricks craft scratch Vellum tablets Imprint stamped on the cerebellum absence Of clear paths shift standard branding Repping Zeppelin with an effervescent anger Learn a lesson later when your name ain’t on the advert Chancer aye I know it’s just a bit of banter Raise tankards like they’re laminated lanterns Hand craft hymns with candid companions Spring breaks late generate strange anthems SAMA lama ding dong sing song standards Exceed expectations abandoned Side step sadness then pen mantras Progress’ essence is expressed in the stanzas Stand tall so showmanship is never absent Make days better than the dream ever imagined Don’t bother to talk to me If all you’ve got is this hypocrisy Awkward words make a mockery You woke up broke it was all a dream Just who do you think you are? In your room with an air guitar The latest hair doesn’t raise the bar It takes a little more mate to make a star If I don’t cry you might make me laugh Cracker joke toy and crepe paper hat May state on tape that it tastes so bland Add Salt to the wound of unsavoury staff Oh I know how you hate to brag Slag us off if you want when I’m paid to rap Raid the bank see red when you raise a rag To a bull shitter bitter if they slate the band A+R’s say play the game in hand And the latest chance taken to delay the track Hate to say it mate you can create a brand But if the tunes are no good there won’t be great demand Favourable tax bracket but they claim it back Infiltrate the industry while my mates attack Raise a flag in petroleum and blaze the flat Take a match to the past flames change to ash Don’t bother to talk to me If all you’ve got is this hypocrisy Awkward words make a mockery You woke up broke it was all a dream Just who do you think you are? In your room with an air guitar The latest hair doesn’t raise the bar It takes a little more mate to make a star We’re just trying to have some fun Shine a light in the absence of sun You might have missed the point of the pun And avoided some poised for the boys to run Their yaps behind our backs Tongue in cheek well it’s a wind up chaps Laugh at the suits and you hate the raps Face the basic facts we’re on a daily graft
3.
Won't Go Away To tell the truth I’m heavily stressed And it’s definitely affecting my energy levels Don’t help and neither does bev Alleviates the pressure for an evening at best Then it’s back with a vengeance whoever could guess? Façade jovial but nevertheless I can’t cope and folk are pressing my head Leave me alone a moment bro I’m home and dreaming of death In waking moments it doesn’t leave me unless I’m distracted by a damsel in a state of undress Or regulating weight mainly breaking a sweat Making amends with mental health is hard as hell to detect If there was a God I’d pray he gave me the strength To solve absolve extraneous stress Lesson learned? Yes maybe it made me a mess Defects blatantly displayed in the text A-Z of medication mate I’m taking the steps So please refrain I’m feeling strange strained in the head No matter what I do today This feeling won't go away There is nothing you can do or say This feeling won't go away No matter what I do today This feeling won't go away There is nothing you can do or say This feeling won't go away Well friend let me guess You got drunk messed up your head Up to those old tricks again Pretty much every weekend Hell bent on a selfish spend Oh please don’t take offence Now hang on a second man Hold off on the epitaph Your life’s not quite that bad Just going through a nasty patch Hangover’s not a handicap Brittle like a brandy snap Have a dram in the aftermath Act daft with the alley cats Well It’s not quite as simple as that There's a multitude of things I think are holding me back If you drink for days It won’t take these things away No matter what I do today This feeling won't go away There is nothing you can do or say This feeling won't go away No matter what I do today This feeling won't go away There is nothing you can do or say This feeling won't go
4.
Rodeo Railroad Picked up my payload making my way home Work was the worst I can’t say the days flown Dave phone’s from the bar stool staple Persuasion Intoxicating re appraisal Meeting a mate for one ever fateful I was meant to be tomorrow it can wait 'til Gladly led astray again Disgraceful Grateful in the Inn again imminently unable Difficult day though Drinks on the way home O.k. if you say so You know I can’t say no Rodeo rail road Is going nowhere Change jingles lingers on the tables The Juke box yawns and longs for song’s saviour Music infuses lucidly through the label Bottle cap twist turn this into a game show A parallel world of paralytic fables Too late to turn back today and lay low Follow the faithful sorrowful saviour Surrender your soul and let the flow take hold Difficult day though Drinks on the way home O.k. if you say so You know I can’t say no Rodeo rail road Is going nowhere slow Difficult day though Drinks on the way home O.k. if you say so You know I can’t say no Rodeo rail road Is going nowhere Lift spirits that ritually raise hopes Spill my guts in front of a bunch of strangers Apologies keep forgetting your name bro Spoke to an angel smoke ring for a halo Meeting my maker under that table Over a rainbow we’re open all day though Drinking 'til day broke more of the same old Crave the taste to the grave from the cradle Difficult day though Drinks on the way home O.k. if you say so You know I can’t say no Rodeo rail road Is going nowhere slow Difficult day though Drinks on the way home O.k. if you say so You know I can’t say no Rodeo rail road Is going nowhere
5.
Captain Chaos Here’s a story about a guy who’s quite defiant Zany dress sense and mane like a lion Unpredictability the kind you can rely on Captain Chaos take odds against Goliath He’s been like this since back in the day Tied a microwave to a Megane Coupe Doesn’t play by the rules the ones you say Don’t touch that dude it'll break too late There’s no need to be so cray we’ll all like you anyway Take a gamble and roll the dice Bet the legend isn't overhyped I have a feeling he’ll offend your wife There's no need to be so uptight Revs his engine at the traffic lights Full speed ahead around the bend of life Looking for love in all the wrong places Captain Chaos he’s so outrageous Heart of fool’s gold totally fixated With copulation we’ve got a situation Awkward escapades accelerating Chasing skirt in a vertical take off Disappears into the night never says when Tucked up snug or on it ‘til the am? Take a gamble and roll the dice Bet the legend isn't overhyped I have a feeling he’ll offend your wife There's no need to be so uptight Revs his engine at the traffic lights Full speed ahead around the bend of life Drives too fast to take in the sights He'd write off a car like you'd ride a bike Embraces risk deliberately daring Raring to go into scary situations Haywire hairdo precariously waving Raise the stakes in the poker game win Going all in throttle full bottle blamed Out on the blaze watch him burst into flames Take a gamble and roll the dice Bet the legend isn't overhyped I have a feeling he’ll offend your wife There's no need to be so uptight Revs his engine at the traffic lights Full speed ahead around the bend of life Whoa oh he's Captain Chaos
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The Velvet 03:33
7.
Dolphin Puncher I know a man and he gets quite mad at the Little tasks that life likes to ask of him Solves every small problem with a tall gin Stress levels are high his hairs malting He goes off on one every so often Inner anger the overriding problem Don’t mock him or even bother talking He’ll knock your fockin' block in it’s shocking I can feel his resolve dissolving Blood bubbling up like a cauldron Your mouth’s moving I can see your talking I can’t hear you the red mist’s falling Involuntary twitches it’s appalling They’re all lolling at my downfall I saw them Howling like a hound dog in the doldrums So mad he could punch a dolphin You see it’s just as easy as that For this cat to call bull and just lose the rag He’s pure raging we don’t know why I would ask him the snag is I don’t want to die He’s got his own supply of aggro Put your left arm in the wrong right angle He'll pull your night to a standstill hands are anvils What you doing with that man? Chill I can feel it it’s getting heated And what started as a little disagreement Has then proceeded to release his inner demons I’m in fear of what we’re dealing with this evening I see him seething ears are steaming Unleashing anger with no rhyme or reason Starts shouting chest beating balling So mad he could punch a dolphin The sort of chap who kicks off at shows Cos some drunk spilled a bit of booze on his toes The sort of chap who kicks off at shows Cos some drunk spilled a bit of booze on his toes The sort of chap who kicks off at shows Cos some drunk spilled a bit of Ruined shoes put the dude in hospital Overdose of testosterone and rock n roll In the mosh pit all alone He’s never seen authority as an obstacle First name terms with the constables And after a few he won’t be held responsible I can feel it it’s getting heated And what started as a little disagreement Has then proceeded to release his inner demons I’m in fear of what we’re dealing with this evening I see him seething ears are steaming Unleashing anger with no rhyme or reason Starts shouting chest beating balling So mad he could punch a dolphin
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Did It Matter? I know you're not the type to admit your mistakes Like that little fib you hid for the sake of debate I over stepped the mark It was plain for all to see Didn't sign up for a seminar on stoned philosophy Got me so angry I couldn't think straight Had to take a walk away to alleviate the hate You do my head in we're supposed to be mates Don't bend the bough and then just hope it won't break It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now You said what you said my friend so that’s how it’s going down It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now You said what you meant my friend so that’s how it’s going to sound I've got no shortage of deplorable traits Try to laugh it off while you play this masquerade Last night was a catastrophe a catalogue of mistakes Don't bother getting back to me I've planned my last escape That's not a side of me I want you to see I swear to Christ my friend it's not psychopathy Don't act like it's my fault that you're not where you want to be But I doubt it's important now let's be honest please It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now You said what you said my friend so that’s how it’s going down It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now You said what you meant my friend so that’s how it’s going to sound I lost the plot with you it wasn't deserved You touched a nerve you knew would purposely hurt Tried to apologise but it just didn't work I saw a side I didn't like inside that smirk Spur of the moment snap decision incurred Divert attention then you put yourself first Do not disturb I'd prefer if you weren't Please leave me be but also leave the dessert It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now You said what you said my friend so that’s how it’s going down It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now You said what you meant my friend so that’s how it’s going to sound It didn’t matter then It didn’t matter then so it sure doesn’t matter now
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Alone to the Metronome Leisure lengthens dependent on the mental process Make it work in both senses extend emotions All consuming movement and the measured poems Ever growing from the pressure of professional focus Let you know it’s extra special when the petal’s broken 'Til my body decomposes in a bed of roses Compost draped on long lost darlings Dead relatives the predicate for carnage Said fellowships imperative to harness A sense of togetherness the devil in the darkness Revel in malevolence and denigrate narcissistic Parchments starched stiff with varnish Thick heritage parch thirst lethargic Departure lounge dropouts urgently barging Layabouts found disturbed in the garden Suburban subversion assertively hardens So pleased to meet you Now you seem so see through Alone in the deep blue The joke is on me too So pleased to meet you Now you seem so see through Alone in the deep blue The joke is on me too Both had our fair share of death and upset Respect that death is such a touchy subject Object and I’ll just stop boss nuff said Focus on the positive on the road to success Coping with stress isn’t hope for the best It’s about approaching folk with an open confession Spread love and end up in a lesson Not sure if it’s learning or teaching I’m guessing It’s both approaching ostensible self-expression No more or less adept to answer life’s questions I’ve learned to stop oppressing invention Compassion fruit salad and a dash of dressing It’s ever so refreshing every episode Cliff-hanger’s they keep me guessing never let it go Heart beat speaks alone to the metronome Heart beat sent home to the metronome So pleased to meet you Now you seem so see through Alone in the deep blue The joke is on me too So pleased to meet you Now you seem so see through Alone in the deep blue The joke is on me too You and I unified by the music Like it’s supposed to be both emotionally and moving To grow and breathe absorb and sow seeds Of creativity I hold my yield and feel it vividly The soothing song of simple serendipity We move along with resonant relativity Dispelling myths and relishing in the mystery You’ll never know so maybe let it go to history Live within a milli-second thrilled by every breath you breathe Let’s achieve togetherness and relish recipes Remedy repercussions simulating synergy Invigorating rhythm with innovative similes Intimate exchanges of lyrical delivery Mirroring the pages with symbiotic symmetry Critical complicity reeks of inconsistency Principally imprinted with convincing authenticity So pleased to meet you Now you seem so see through Alone in the deep blue The joke is on me too So pleased to meet you Now you seem so see through Alone in the deep blue The joke is on me too
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The Slouch 03:47
The Slouch What’s the fascination with procrastination? What’s the fascination with procrastination? What’s the fascination with procrastination? Slouched like a grouch on the couch in the basement What’s the fascination with procrastination? Ammo casing filled with angry accusations Mate, you need to get yourself out of the house And get dowsed in some sunshine I shout I’m met with a trout pout scabby dowt hanging out Under each bloodshot eye hangs a black pouch Look inside see a big man crouch So much capability but even more doubt Smoking soap immune system’s out for the count Mount Everest Edmund Hilary’s capillaries Rabid inhabitants of dilapidated labyrinths Lavish in inaccurate facts from fractured cabinets The being demonstrating making greatest hits We may not have long on this earth so best savour it Like an old lover’s fragrance it makes sense Carpe diem may make my life mayhem Stems for the trees seized in my play pen Pour my heart out say when now amen What’s the fascination with procrastination? Slouched like a grouch on the couch in the basement What’s the fascination with procrastination? My life feels like a stop motion animation What’s the fascination with procrastination? Slouched like a grouch on the couch in the basement What’s the fascination with procrastination? Ammo casing filled with angry accusations I’m largely in agreement with my inner demons Overdoing it Friday evening can deprive you of entire weekends See it seeping through the Monday of a tired remit Bewildered Wednesday from hedonism on the 7th day Rest assured I’ve toured my resume And let negativity really resonate This guessing game compresses rage into my weathered face Phone calls from mates stuck selling eighths Chipping away as sanity slowly desiccates Crumbled conscience unresponsive to the renegades Never played out the way the song sheet showed Shame I was renovating regulations centre stage Raise the steaks and temperature in centigrade Until those ice maidens melt away I felt the feint onset of guilt and then it gained Momentum until my left side went numb What’s the fascination with procrastination? Slouched like a grouch on the couch in the basement What’s the fascination with procrastination? My life feels like a stop motion animation What’s the fascination with procrastination? Slouched like a grouch on the couch in the basement What’s the fascination with procrastination? Ammo casing filled with angry accusations
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Can't go on like this Pacify the preacher with a long response Bastardise asinine lies cheapest shot Jugular Jibes bite like creeping frost Knee deep dealing in conceited thoughts Heat treated wreaths cheat a recent loss I really want to dig deep and just reach what We each want so no need to see-saw You say I don't get it complete the speech Until I breathe deep feeling a unique defeat Niche carved scarred arms heal then weep Weak from no sleep been at least a week Each cheek streaked steeped in mystique Track the tragic past of an addict bleak In the cheap seats she speaks history Teaches each seed to repeat the deed Bleached from the memory of every deceit I just wish I knew what it is you want Can't go on like this just needs to stop And even though we don't really talk It seems that you can still read my thoughts Secrets that she has to keep At capacity needs asked to leave Contact cut is how it has to be Apparently erratic and raggedy A leap of no faith hope charity Charred charm harmful family Abandoned black eye branding Candidly examining famine Handprint on a fallen champion Frantic grasping at past action It all comes down to understanding You can't win with this companion Damage done damned by the phantom I'm done I have none left last one Succumb to fast fun bath scum Force felt fell to the floor back up I just wish I knew what it is you want Can't go on like this just needs to stop And even though we don't really talk It seems that you can still read my thoughts I just wish I knew what it is you want We don't talk and I can't read your thoughts We knew that this was doomed from the start Tempers frayed every day from foolish remarks Both over the limit though you know this Process is hopeless soberly lower focus Locusts and roaches encroach on roads eroded Roam alone broken components Clone ownership of an overdose ditch Strobe lit neurosis closest fit Clothes ripped disco psychosis Just goes to show which odious oceans Of wisdom frozen cashed in the token Gesture the rest of the dead bed of roses Superimposing fictitious devotion Hold your nose in overblown emotion Point proven t-totally broken Corroding within sentiment spoken I just wish I knew what it is you want Can't go on like this just needs to stop And even though we don't really talk It seems that you can still read my thoughts I just wish I knew what it is you want We don't talk and I can't read your thoughts Why you being so unreasonable? Can't go on like this it just needs to

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This is our debut album and follow up to 2015's Departure Lounge EP.

Join us on a journey of ambitious diversity, exploring a broad palette of influences marinading in a melting pot of multiple genres. Jazz, folk, funk, soul and rock are woven into a rich tapestry of kaleidoscopic highland hip hop, awash with a summery haze of vintage sounds bound together by psychedelic silkworms and technological trickery.

Lyrically we delve into an audio biography of the human condition framed through a highland lens; detailing daily stresses, mental health, drinking culture and addiction, small town mentality, lampooning industry back stabbers and pointing a clown gloved finger at toxic masculinity.

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released April 13, 2018

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Spring Break Inverness, UK

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A vaguely outrageous, psychedelic 3 piece Hip Hop folk funk outfit, hand crafting screwball anthems deep in the Highlands of Scotland. Amalgamating a wealth of experience in vocal performance and musicianship, whilst fusing the hip hop languages of scratching, beat-boxing and lucid lyricism with the foibles of apathy and the implied abuse of aquatic life. ... more

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