The Hipstones are soul with a capital S. Soul that soothes. Soul that grooves. And Soul that moves. With an eye to the classic R&B sounds of the 1960’s, the duo of Mark Palmer (keys/vocals) and Anthea White (vocals) have shaped a sonic identity all their own. From the streets of Tokyo to the stage of the Sydney Opera house; from Australia to the musical depths of the New York City, the Hipstones have established themselves as one of the premier soul bands on the scene today.With their eight-piece powerhouse ensemble tearing up New York’s funkiest clubs, Mark Palmer and Anthea White have built a sound that’s just a little bit Marvin Gaye, and a whole lot modern day. Their latest album, Dreamers (2010), is a testament to their unique vision and mastery of all things jazz, soul, funk and reggae. It’s an album that is sophisticated yet accessible, subtle yet strong. A record that is rich in lush harmonies and grounded in the duo’s undeniable songwriting talent.
With their impressive wealth of musical influences, The Hipstones manage to not only pay homage to the past, but to also define a kind of future. A future built on world-class music and an undeniable band. A future born from their storied international lineage. A future with a capital F.
“a very appealing and distinctive recording that combines a kind of thread of 1960s-style soul with an intriguing mix of other ingredients, such as jazz harmonic complexity, and sometimes a kind of dreamy atmospheric texture”. George Graham, WVIA FM
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