Pompeya - Tropical  [Album Review + Stream]

Pompeya: Tropical [Album Review + Stream]

Words by Carlos Duarte.

Serving up some very tasty nu disco delicacies alongside some snappy indie rock and pop, Moscow natives Pompeya join acts like Hercules & Love Affair and Jessica 6 in adding to the resurgence of 70’s inspired  dance floor anthems with their debut album, Tropical.

The foursome, who have cited disco and  new wave as inspirations for their work, have put together twelve tunes that seep into the body and jolt it to life, making Tropical an ideal soundtrack for a sweaty summer evening.

Kicking things off with a twang of indie rock flavouring, ‘My Mind is Clear’ cruises along with rhythmic riffs, 808 hand claps and hypnotic, intergalactic synths. ‘Slaver’ follows in its wake, upping the ante with some scrumptious bass lines, but it isn’t until ’90’ kicks in that the disco influences start to shine through. Things are most fabulous on ‘YAHTBMF’, its lustrous keys giving it life, and ‘Power’ stands out thanks to  the infectious hook and sweeping “ooooh oooohs” and “aaaahs aaaahs”.

Speaking of “oohs” and “aaaahs”, the mostly falsetto vocals on Tropical are quite charming and ride the effervescent production nicely.

Considering the difference in their influencing musical styles, Pompeya have succeeded in delivering a consistent debut. Tropical is a delightful concoction of rock and disco that is bound to sweep listeners off the wall and into its sublime groove. If losing oneself to dance is the order of the day, then Pompeya have got you well covered.

Rating: ★★★

Pick up a copy of Tropical now from NoShame.

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