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Igor and the Hippie Land



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 his accomplice, lead Guitarist / mandolinist Emanuel McManus, both of French origin. IATHL are Citizens of a land positively ringing out with the fine musical backdrop from Artists as diverse as The Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Philip Glass, Roxy Music, Talking Heads, Vangelis, Blue Oyster Cult...their Catalogue of work bringing to mind elements of the golden era of 60s, 70s and 80s rock. Since the release of a first album ‘Dig for Victory’ in 2013, the band's work has resulted in the 2015 EP ‘Disappearing World’, a second album ‘Wonderful Circle’ in 2017, a third in 2019 called ‘Love and Chaos’ that is pure Classic rock with a twist. A fourth album released in May 2023 - aptly entitled '4' - assures the listener a truly grandiose cinematic backdrop, a fine mix of new Sounds and sonic contrasts in its noblest, most timeless form. The band's rich and ever-changing musical tapestry – accompanied by finely-crafted lyrics from British author Claire Gristwood – evokes chaos of both global and personal order, with love the universal cure.

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