Track of the Day: Tropic of Youth // Poa Kichizi Kama Ndizi

Without wanting to get too weather-specific on you (no one wants that on a Monday lunchtime), the last few days on Britain’s south coast have been in that pleasant limbo period between cripplingly cold temperatures and full-blown summer dreaminess, that kind of climate where it’s sunny enough to wear sunglasses, but if you see anyone wearing shorts or flip-flops you can’t help but think of them as a dickhead.

Putting the temperature chat to one side, what I’m getting at is today’s ‘Track of the Day’ is one of those songs that immediately conjures summer memories, those joyous harmonies that immediately make you want to buy an ice cream and put sun-screen on indoors, an amazing seasonal escape all courtesy of Tropic Of Youth.

Hailing from Sheffield, these guys have already been making waves with their optimistic brand of afro-beat inspired intelligent pop-music, building an army of fans t’up north from just a couple of tracks on their soundcloud and some support slots for WTGR favourites Wolf Alice.

Needless to say, we think these guys are gonna have a massive 2014, even if we can’t pronounce the name of their latest single.

‘Poa Kichizi Kama Ndizi’ (try saying that when you’re pissed), breaths youthful exuberance into infectious, danceable melodies to cultivate an effortlessly ecstatic atmosphere that will have the festivals going nuts this summer, but is also complex enough to transcend seasonal boundaries.

I have a feeling we’re gonna be talking about these guys over the next couple of months, check out ‘Poa Kichizi Kama Ndizi’ below:

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