Following on from the release of their self-titled debut album last summer, Dutch garage outfit St. Tropez return with Democracy. A funk twang soon mingles with undulating melodies and deep bass lines, the muffled vocals singing lyrics that are less than subtle. Political challenges abound this year, and the band cover fear, hysteria, middle class bubbles, populism, debate, naivety, nationalism, hope, politics, immigration and democracy. All the fun stuff then. It’s all thrown out in a cocky fit of frustration, the artwork of cowboy suggestive of someone on a swaggering mission.
The first single from the quartet’s new EP Debate out 23rd February, it’s been mixed and produced by Rob Schnapf whose former work with Beck, Fidlar and Kurt Vile is evident, alongside hints of Deerhunter’s rollicking Deerhunter.
Check then out in London on the 27 Feb at the Shacklewell Arms for a special EP release show.