FIRST LISTEN: Groundislava – Weekend In The Tropics [Friends of Friends]
Posted by Oli Marlow on May 31, 2012

When I first heard this at the start of last week, we in London were at caught in the midst of a gloriously sticky heat wave. We’d just got a truck load of fans for the office and the residual heat from the window at my back combined with the cool breeze drying the back of knees really made the opening track from Groundislava’s new TV Dreams EP come alive, like when Heston Blumenthal pipes fish mist that smells of the sea at you when you’re eating fish & chips.

‘Weekend In The Tropics’ is classically sunny, constructed out of hazy samples and what sounds like Cameo’s ‘Word Up’ drum kit, it just bleeds Summer.


Groundislava’s TV Dreams is out 26th June on Friends of Friends. You can preorder it here.