Diggin’ This: Hopetoun Brown – “Let’s Not Be Friends”
Named after Hopetoun St in the Auckland neighborhood of Ponsonby where they grew up (the very same neighborhood where I hosted my very first leftfield beats and electronic soul radio show on very Saturday mornings on George FM many, many moons ago), Hopetoun Brown is New Zealand brass-soul-pop duo Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson.
“Let’s Not Be Friends” caught my attention right away with that lo-fi answering machine intro, those jovial horns, that cheeky synth line that zigs when the bass zags, and that Beck-ish lingering chorus that’s catchier than an extremely large fishing net.
Track of the day.
Hopetoun Brown – “Let’s Not Be Friends”