LA’s solo artist Camella Lobo along with Taylor Burch, joining her for live performances, make up Tropic of Cancer. Originally the band was a duo made up of Camella and her partner Juan Mendez, but Juan has gone solo and remains busy with projects Sandwell District and Silent Servant. As part of an extensive European tour ToC will be headlining for the first time in the UK at Corsica Studios tonight in London. Their debut album Restless Idylls, produced by Karl O’Connor came out September 23rd on music label Blackest Ever Black.
A Color off of ToC’s previous release, “The Sorrow of Two Blooms,” reminds me of early music by The Cure and Tears for Fears. Like these bands ToC is deeply dark and emotional. The echoed lyrics paired with the simple drum patterns and haunting synth take you to that dark place we all enjoy at one point or another.