We are performing a last minute headline show at the legendary Macbeth Hoxton this Friday for NME, Jack Daniels and Spotify with our friend Maxi Jazz (Faithless) joining us on deck duties.
We need the whole Hemps family out in full force for this one so tell a friend and bring ya nan!
NAMES ON THE WALL FOR GUESTLIST
9pm doors, on stage 11pm, party till 2pm.
Free entry :)
The Hempolics are out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music; with their fat radio-friendly hooks, bumping soundsystem bass and a wanderlusty, ineffably real sound all of their own...
Over years of recording top international talent The Hempolics enigmatic leader, Grippa Laybourne, has been carefully honing his own masterpiece and selecting a gang armed and dangerous enough to execute it. The Hempolics caused an instant stir with their single Serious, on the Reggae Roast label, which hit number one in the 2010 UK reggae charts. Their tight as a tick live performances – honed supporting Faithless’ final ever show in front of 4000 people at Brixton academy and playing for many on point venues across Europe – are becoming the worst kept secret on the UK circuit today.
With their amazingly eclectic forthcoming album sounding like the i-pod of the attention-deficit generation and swelled by guest appearances from various international talents such as Maxi Jazz and Paulo Nutini, to name a few, The Hempolics have a storm brewing that promises to tear up the UK music scene. Legendary label BBE Records will release the album entitled ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol. 1’ and it has been recorded in back to basics fashion throughout the bedrooms and home studios of the band producing an infectious mash-up of Reggae, Electro, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Rock and Pop. Although the weather out might be dull London-side it’s strictly sunshine vibes, resplendent with huge hooks and festival-friendly choruses. These are tunes that people will be bopping to across festivals, clubs and car journeys for years to come.
As well as pedigree recordings and live shows The Hempolics are producing gritty videos with a striking realness to accompany their tunes, in contrast to the polished pretension of the music establishment. The collective are the brainchild of veteran sound engineer and record producer Grippa Laybourne. Core vocalists, the empyreal Nubiya and devilishly dashing Dan Collier, combine together impeccably, with Dan’s brother Harry sometimes stepping in with his own smooth tones. The rest of the band comprises of deft bassist Lorenzo, Leon King who ranks up there with the finest Reggae/Dub guitarists around, the exceptional Craig Borman on drums and more recently brothers Spencer and Jack Martin who make up the perfectly formed brass section.
Take your eye off The Hempolics at your peril.