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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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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Track Name: Degenerative Eloquence
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
Track Name: He's Behind You
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
Track Name: Won't Go Away
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
Track Name: Rodeo Railroad
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
Track Name: Captain Chaos
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
Track Name: Dolphin Puncher
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
Track Name: Did It Matter?
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
Track Name: Alone To The Metronome
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
Track Name: The Slouch
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
Track Name: Can't Go On Like This
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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