UK Artist of the Week: Tragicomics

Tragicomics are a collective from the Northwest of England. True to the name, their inimitable sound straddles the line between upbeat, in-your-face melodies combined with a pathos that pulls emotively at the heartstrings. Their latest track, “Hopeless Romantic,” is a rousing folk-rock number that’s been on repeat here at TVDHQ—so much so, that we’ve decided to make them our UK Artist of The Week.

Having taken a break due to singer Chris Eatough’s struggle with mental health, the band came roaring back in 2021 through the release of the album, Book Of Want. Their eclectic sound—taking in folk, Americana, rock, and pop—is no more apparent than on their latest cut.

Mastered by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Scott Walker) at Abbey Road, “Hopeless Romantic” showcases Tragicomics blend of rock, indie, and folk on one breathless track. Laced with a relentless baseline and toe-tapping beats, Eatough’s charming delivery comes to the fore and is accented delightfully by Laura Morley’s violin.

A sincere, passionate song, “Hopeless Romantic” encapsulates the best of what Tragicomics has to offer as a band, and illustrates why the likes of BBC Radio, Drowned In Sound, and Louder Than War have supported their distinctive sound.

“Hopeless Romantic” is in stores now and available to stream on all platforms.

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