Hempolics are destined for great things. With their appetite to “put those
organic rootsy vibes back into music”, their show at The Brook,
in Southampton proves they are succeeding in doing just that. Their
radio-friendly hooks and sound system bass bring the sensation of Boomtown
Festival on a snowy, Saturday night.
The effortless ease coming from their smooth sounds
combine a perfect pairing of strong dub and reggae, whilst being peppered with
hip-hop and the occasional touch of soul. Each genre addition provides a
welcome tonic to their already refined sound. It’s evident this London band
know they are good however, this does not come off in the form of arrogance or
obnoxiousness, but in fact, they quietly slide through their set oozing cool.
The effortless ease of the achingly beautiful vocals
of Nubyia fuels the night with her powerful performance and
ability to take control of the room. Her voice is almost unable to categorise,
and she brings something new to the table making The Hempolics a band you will
As the band continue to perform it feels like they
are taking you on a tour throughout the Caribbean before landing you back in
what feels like a London town. The Hempolics have mastered the art of transportation
and are designed to be listened to with a rum and coke in hand.
The Hempolics ship slowly starting to sail the UK. The crew welcome you on