Tropical Fu*k Storm release new single/video, Bumma Sanger on the eve of the release of their third studio album, Deep States, out next Friday, August 20 via TFS Records & Joyful Noise.
Bumma Sanger is in the same strange vein as previously released tracks G.A.F.F and New Romeo Agent, an anxious and alien, fervent with piercing guitar and murky percussion.
Gareth Liddiard straightforwardly sings about the current state of the world: “God gave the germs their dominion // you gotta wonder what he was thinking // but that is that // this was supposed to be a summer banger // but it’s just another bumma sanger // how you going with the cabin fever?”
“You can’t go anywhere or do anything during a lockdown but I was watching TV during a seance with Winston Churchill and an advert made by an interstellar travel agency came on offering an affordable holiday to a tropical beachside resort on a planet in a different galaxy,” he says.
Deep States mines new cultural terrains and digs into the subjective state of contemporary panic. Over the last five years, you didn’t have to be conspiratorial to see the conspiracies everywhere you turned; and Gareth Liddiard, Fiona Kitschin, Erica Dunn, and Lauren Hammel, know how to make friends with the strange. The band chronicles weird adventures in statecraft and surveillance, ponders the global infatuation with resurgent fascisms.
Tropical Fu*k Storm shine an incandescent light on a world in which corporate media, bad-faith leaders, and charismatics of all stripes lose the ability to recognise their own deceptiveness.
Tropical Fu*k Storm kick off their Australian tour in Melbourne on August 22nd, all shows are selling fast, tix on sale now.