The Hip Abduction

The Hip Abduction

 Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
BandAlternativePop

The Hip Abduction is a tropical indie pop band from St Petersburg,
FL that weds African rhythms to western pop aesthetics. Their 2013 self titled release debuted on the Billboard charts and continues to top the iTunes charts. THA places heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni) and dub-reggae-inspired bass lines. Formed on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2010, the band’s high-energy performances continue to land them spots on major music festival lineups across the country.

Biography

The Hip Abduction is a tropical indie pop band from St Petersburg, FL that weds African rhythms to western pop aesthetics. Their 2013 self titled release debuted on the Billboard charts and continues to top the iTunes charts. THA places heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni) and dub-reggae-inspired bass lines.  Formed on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2010, the band’s high-energy performances continue to land them spots on major music festival lineups across the country.   

  • The 2013 self-titled album debuted #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the itunes Reggae charts.
  • Nominated best album of the year by The Pier Magazine and Homegrown
    Music Network. Won album of the year by HGMN. Produced by Michael
    Goldwasser (Matisyahu, Easy Star Allstars, Rebelution, The Green).
  • Shared stages with Ziggy Marley, 311, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery
    Corporation, The Movement, Passafire, Easy Star Allstars, The Funky
    Meters, Dawes, Galactic, and MOE.
  • Currently working with producer Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) on their upcoming 2016 release.
  • 2014 Festivals appearances include Wanee, Orange Blossom Jamboree,
    Tropical Heat Wave, Big What?, and California Roots The Carolina
    Sessions.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars and nominated for best album of the year. The Pier Full Review
  • If you’re wondering which group of Florida’s upcoming Indie artists
    could be the first to break nationally, look no further than The Hip
    Abduction. They are already doing it. Tampa Bay Times
  • Breezy, good time groove-and-sway music mixing flavors of reggae, roots, funk, and Afro-beat into an intoxicating brew. Creative Loafing “Best Of” Issue
  • The band’s name indicates the desire and tendency of the music to get you grooving, and it’s something that’s hard to resist. Reax Magazine
  • I have never seen so many people actually DANCING at this
    festival…..the reality and energy of their performance and the audience
    response blew me away!! WMNF
  • The Afro-drenched twinkling of polyrhythmic guitar shines against
    the dub-deep pulses of bass, and multi-percussion textures and
    groove-oriented dance grooves run all throughout. Creative Loafing “Best Rock/World Fusion” winner


Discography

Live Ones EP
November 2012
Label: Homegrown

One Less Sound LP
November 2011
Label: Homegrown

Sun King EP
September 2010
Label: NJ Records

BAAMO Best of Compilation 2010
'Home Again' Single
Receiving airplay on over 350 radio stations worldwide. Also listed on SXSW festival compilation box set.

Set List

We have over 4 hrs of original music.