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 internatonal 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 and was playlisted on Massive Atack’s BBC takeover. Their latest releases have maintained success with a sync to the worldwide trailer for new Coen Brothers and George Clooney film ‘Hail, Caesar!’.
Boss Clock Me Style, Black Flower and Me Love To Sing have all been playlisted by BBC6 Music with support from Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Rodigan & Don Letts to name a few. Combined with ?ght as a ?ck live performances – honed at their own underground club night in London – they are becoming the worst kept secret on the UK circuit today….
“Brand new twisted track that sounds like LKJ meets Massive Attack” -Don Letts
Album Of The Day (9th Oct 2017) - BBC 6 Music