IGOR AND THE HIPPIE LAND (IATHL)
Don’t try looking for Hippie Land on a map of the world; it’s a mythical place conjured up by singer/ guitarist/pianist Igor Stanislas and lead guitarist/mandolinist Emanuel McManus, alongside Philippe Jeoffroy on drums.
The first three albums see IATHL as citizens of a land ringing out with the fine musical backdrop of The Beatles, Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Beach Boys, bringing to mind the golden era of 60s and 70s rock.
- 2013 – ‘Dig for Victory’ – first album
- 2015 – ‘Disappearing World’ – EP
- 2017 – ‘Wonderful Circle’ – second album
- 2019 – ‘Love and Chaos’ – third album
‘Love and Chaos’: an ever-changing musical tapestry, underlined by finely-crafted lyrics from British author Claire Gristwood. The album evokes chaos of global and personal order, with love the universal cure. This is classic rock in its noblest and most timeless form.
Global lockdown in 2020 sees the band take a more urban, electronic direction, resulting in a new album entitled ‘4’. With lyrics once again from London-born Claire Gristwood, plus the addition of some mighty symphonic arrangements, the album ‘4’ is dark, classy and very, very cool…..
. 2022 – ‘4’ – fourth album
Release date : end 2022
Production IATHL at Dragonwhy Productions
Mastering : Bill Skibbe at Third Man Records, Detroit, USA (Jack White, The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, Dead Weather, Raconteurs, The Living Things, The Black Keys , Breeders, Jon Spencer, Death in Vegas, Oasis, Kasabian
To date the band has played extensively in France, in Holland and also in Sonoma, California USA at the invitation of John Myers from KSVY Radio, including interviews on air, a video clip in San Francisco and local press coverage.
Crossroads Confined Countdown Festival
TONIGHT (confined version)
Photo Christophe Delliere
Photo by Jean-Michel Louis 2019
Released 2014 – LP vinyl / CD and download
A inspired, personal musical jewel from Igor and The Hippie Land
» – It could be monstruous ! » Steve Lamacq – BBC6
Released 2015 – Visa Le Label – EP on vinyl and download
Released 2017 – Modulor Distribution-Dragonwhy Productions-Visa le Label
An ambitious project a mix of fine musical composition and humanist texts that raise pertinent questions on the world in which we live.