The Hempolics live – Nottingham

The Hempolics live - Nottingham
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Date(s) - 23/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
8:00pm - 1:00am

Nottingham Contemporary


+ Special guests UJahm + Reggae Take Over DJs

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…

They caused an instant stir with their single Serious which hit number one in the UK reggae charts and was playlisted on Massive Attack’s BBC takeover.

New debut album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol. 1’ has seen the band erupt with three singles playlisted by BBC6 Music and support from Steve Lamacq, Toddla T, Rodigan & Don Letts to name a few. Liz Kershaw selected the album on her ‘all killer, no filler’ best albums of the past 30 years and invited the band to play her BBC anniversary show after hearing them smash a live session for Lauren Laverne on BBC6. It’s not just on radio that the band have been breaking with album track ‘Samurai’ synced to the worldwide trailer for Coen Brothers and George Clooney film ‘Hail, Caesar!’

“And through the haze there shone a white light, and from that light played sweet sweet music… and to that music… We got high. Much love to the Hemps”
– Paolo Nutini

“The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it yet…”
– Maxi Jazz (Faithless)

“Real vintage lo fi reggae inspired soul music for the 21st century city scape people”
– DJ Vadim

“Hempolics – great summer vibes. Puts a smile on my face. And amazing live too!”
– Eliza Doolittle

“The best thing I’ve heard in ages”
– La Roux