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 hit with their single Serious on the Reggae Roast label, which hit number one in the 2010 UK reggae charts and was playlisted on Massive Attack’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! As well as radio play from the likes of Rodigan & Don Letts. The Hempolics are becoming the worst kept secret on the UK circuit today.
“Best new reggae band on the planet.” Chris Hawkins, BBC6
“Brand new and extremely good for you.” Don Letts
Support is Kema Kay, as seen on I, Daniel Blake