SONGBROKER SONG OF THE DAY : HOPETOUN BROWN 'YOU KNOW I KNOW'
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.
In their song ‘You Know I Know’, our favourite horn-tootin’ pair are joined by Sophie Burbery to share a drum-machine driven party saga about a weed-smokin’ womaniser.
Curiously, Atkinson is also on lead-singer duties as Hopetoun Brown explore new sounds. Brass player and Hopetoun Brown’s usual singer Tim Stewart will be back on the mic soon enough, but for now, he’s overseeing production duties with the mercurial engineer Jol Mulholland, who recorded ‘You Know I Know’ at The Oven in Mt Eden.
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Listen to ‘You Know I Know’ here: