We get excited when anything new from The Drones comes across our desk, but a new Drones/ High Tension supergroup? Yes, Tropical Fuck Storm have had our interest piqued since the release of debut single Chameleon Paint, but now there’s a new video to go with it that rivals Kirin J Callinan’s Jimmy Barnes starring filmclip of the year shoe-in for Big Enough.
Entering an arcade game world, band members take on big issues on solve the world’s problems to advance to the next level. Along the way they knock some sense into Trump, Putin and our own Pauline Hanson, who gets sliced in two, straight down the middle. Try not to clap.
Tropical Fuck Storm (TFS for short) was formed by Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin (The Drones). Liddiard and Kitschin are joined by maniacs Lauren Hammel (High Tension) on drums and Erica Dunn (Harmony, Palm Springs) on guitars, keys and other gadgets.
Chameleon Paint is the first of a series of limited edition seven inch releases. Each seven inch features and original A side, and a cover of a song that the band wish they could have written on the B side.
Liddiard says of the track, “It feels like a turning point in history as technology speeds up. The internet distorts reality and dehumanises relationships, and makes everyone crazy. It’s a bullshit, out of focus place where everyone is the worst version of themselves. Facebook and Instagram keep you glued to the screen, melt your brain and turn you into an idiot so they can sell shit to you. That’s the climate in my head; that’s why I write all this doom and gloom.”
Chameleon Paint is out now. Check out the video below.