Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown have an incredible summer planned.

They'll be touring Hauraki Gulf Islands with their genius buddy Finn Scholes while working up to releasing their third album in April 2018.

You may recognise Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson as founding members of Supergroove, but lately they've been busy stomping with their new band Hopetoun Brown.

The parpin' pair have shared the stage with Marlon Williams, The Violent Femmes and Weird Together, amongst others.

They've recorded hits with Tami Neilson and toured the far ends of these shaky isles. Trombones, bass clarinets, trumpets and saxophones are swapped and dropped as Stewart's powerful tonsils and heavy stomping shudder halls up and down the nation!!

Check out their first two albums Burning Fuse and Look So Good and stay tuned a new album soon!

Listen to their music here -