With so many amazing successes, it’s hard to keep track of what ICMP students and graduates are achieving! So we thought we’d help a little by highlighting a track each week from a selected ICMP artist who is already attracting industry attention and starting to make waves in the business, putting one of them under a Spotlight of our own.
ICMP SPOTLIGHT: 11th July 2017
'High & Gritty' - The Hempolics
The Hempolics (featuring BA Songwriting degree graduate Daniel Collier) keep going from strength to strength. Having just recorded a live session on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show (which you can catch here) the band are currently in the middle of a UK tour and will be performing at a range of festivals this Summer including Lovebox, Eden and the Great Estate Festivals.
Their first single ‘Serious’ was released by Reggae Roast and reached number 1 on the 2010 UK reggae charts as well as being playlisted on Massive Attack’s BBC takeover that year. The group was synched for the worldwide trailer for the Coen Brothers’ film ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and their forthcoming album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol.1’ features guest appearances from international stars including Maxi Jazz and Paolo Nutini. They are set to release their debut album on October 6th 2017 on Shark Free Records.
You can catch The Hempolics at their upcoming gigs/releases:
- 14th July – Beatherder Festival
- 15th July – Lovebox Festival
- 16th July – Tropical Pressure Festival
- 21st July – Audio Soup Festival
- 12th August – Boomtown Fair