Needle In The Hay Spotlight: High Tropics



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High Tropics deliver indie rock at its best, effortlessly blending timeless nostalgia with a modern edge.

High Tropics effortlessly conjures the atmosphere of your beloved indie rock dive—a place where time seems to stand still, and the jukebox unexpectedly unleashes a wave of early 2000s nostalgia.

Fronted by Queensland’s very own singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Josh Stewart, High Tropics brings a laid-back, garage rock revival energy to the table that’s irresistibly cool.

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This project was initially Stewart’s creative escape, an outlet for those tunes that didn’t quite mesh with the vibes of his previous alt-rock group, The Ninjas.

After a year that saw Josh Stewart and High Tropics gain a lot of traction in the indie rock ranks, they’ve now unveiled their latest offering, “Vodka Soda.”

It’s a laid-back indie rock gem that goes down as effortlessly as the eponymous drink itself.

Stewart’s perfect indie rock vocals take center stage, delivering introspective, relatable verses that strike a chord.

But “Vodka Soda” isn’t merely a trip down memory lane; and High Tropics isn’t merely chasing nostalgia—they are actively shaping it for a new generation.

As High Tropics continues to navigate the indie rock waters, “Vodka Soda” stands tall as a laid-back anthem, a musical elixir that leaves us yearning for more. Keep an ear out for this band; they’re poised for something truly extraordinary. Here’s to that!

Check out High Tropics Instagram here.

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