Rapidly making their name with Hype Machine chart-topping remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle, platinum-selling UK duo Snakehips (Oliver Lee and James Carter) have garnered an ever-growing reputation for their unique signature sound; a sensual, contemporary take on old-school R&B, influenced by 90s hip-hop throwbacks and 1970s string samples. Gaining momentum with the lush and sultry ‘On & On’, featuring George Maple, the single caught the attention of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mistajam and Monki. On & On’s soulful blend of retro and modern became Snakehips’ trademark and was further refined on dreamy single ‘Days With You’, featuring Sinead Harnett.
With James and Ollie both playing a huge part in the creative direction of Snakehips’ musical journey, the pair have recently been involved in video construction, creating a wealth of memorable productions, including 2017’s MØ collaboration ‘Don’t Leave’ (Gold in 5 countries, Platinum in 3) and summer anthem ‘Either Way’, featuring Joey Bada$$ and BRIT-Award nominee, Anne-Marie.
The cross-Atlantic duo have recently surpassed 1 Billion streams across all platforms, proving that distance has only made them stronger. James & Ollie list acts like Aaliyah and SWV as their musical influences. “We’re suckers for anything with cool soul samples and old drum beats,” says James. “But we’re also influenced by living in London. We borrow from the past to make music for the future.”
Having performed at huge worldwide festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Lollapalooza, as well as two performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and 5 sold out North American Tours. Described by Billboard as, “Fusing suave R&B with synth-pop to great effect”,Snakehips continue to garner plaudits worldwide, with the Guardian adding: “We didn’t dream them up. They’re actually happening.” Having just released their remix of Khalid & Normani’s soulful ballad ‘Love Lies’, the pair will play a series of dates this summer, with performances scheduled at the likes of Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bonanza Campout, and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Fest.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Snakehips live in New Zealand for the very first time!
New York has the Apollo Theatre, London has Brixton Academy, and Auckland has the Powerstation, an intimate venue at the bottom of the world that has punched above its weight since the mid-1980s, hosting some of the best and biggest acts on the planet.