Following the release of their brand new single 'You Know I Know' featuring Sophie Burbery, Hopetoun Brown (Nick Atkinson) have today shared the official music video.
Directed and animated by none other than the magical Finn Scholes, Hopetoun fans will be familiar with Finn’s fiery trumpet skills and incandescent piano playing, but they may be unaware of his talents as an accomplished visual artist and animator.
Finn’s experimental five-piece Carnivorous Plant Society often have Finn’s animations projected behind the band as they play, but now Hopetoun Brown has commissioned the creature of Ponsonby to draw their entire video, complete with all manner of surreal couples doin’ it in full colour!
Recorded with Jol Mulholland from Mt Eden studio The Oven, the speedy rap duet features neighbourhood synth scientist and MC Sophie Burbery, Weird Together percussionist/bongo player Issac Chadderton, and alto sax player Callum Passells.
Man your canoes and lash down your parachute flares! Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes will set sail for the most adventurous tour of the summer, aboard a kauri-planked ketch built in Lyttelton in the ‘80s!
Don’t miss Round the Horn, live at a limited number of remote island venues around the Hauraki Gulf. Taking in Rakino, Kawau and Great Barrier Island, the intrepid band will also drop anchor inside Leigh Harbour for their only North Island date at Leigh Sawmill.
*Tickets to the Leigh Sawmill show will be on pre-sale from UnderTheRadar here
Round the Horn - Hopetoun Brown
And the genius of Finn Scholes!
Tuesday January 9th – Rakino Island Community Hall, Rakino Island ($20 on the door)
Wednesday January 10th – Kawau Island Boating Club, Kawau Island (free)
Friday January 12th – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh (tickets on pre-sale from UnderTheRadar.co.nz)
Sunday January 14th – Port Fitzroy Yacht Club, Great Barrier Island ($20 on the door)
Hopetoun Brown are also very excited to be on this year’s artist lineup for WOMAD NZ, held in Taranaki’s idyllic Brooklands Park. They will be joined on stage by trumpet wunderkind, Finn Scholes for Taranaki’s biggest knees-up this March 16-18th. Come and party with our favourite pair, and stay tuned for more upcoming show dates!