Tribal High are a 3 piece from Glasgow, forming in 2013. I caught them live at the end of April, and spent the days after listening to them non stop. They mix elements of rap, funk and rock together into a unique blend that results in a thoroughly enjoyable sound. Their Soundcloud page showcases a number of tracks that highlight this style. Their most recent single ‘Husky’ has a never-ending, almost hypnotic chord progression that provides a strong base for the vocals, with a funky bass part joining in down the line. And then, to top it all off, a breakdown that wouldn’t be out of place on a classic Red Hot Chili Peppers album. Brilliant. ‘Never Have I Ever’ sounds surprisingly large when you learn that there is only bass and drums behind the vocals, ‘Scum’ segues through sections flawlessly, ‘Charlie White’ has a laid back groove to it, and ‘Climbing the Walls’ is a catchy, upbeat tune that fans of Two Door Cinema Club would enjoy.
The vocals on all of the tracks deserve special mention on their. The harmonies are outstanding, and the rapping is delivered with a rough, rapid style that catches the ear very well.
They recently announced that they will be returning to the studio to record a new single to be released in July.