Hipsway Biography (Wikipedia)
Hipsway are a Scottish pop/new wave band.
The band was formed in Glasgow in 1984 by ex-Altered Images guitarist Johnny McElhone on bass, and featuring Grahame Skinner (vocals), Pim Jones (guitar) and Harry Travers (drums). Skinner and Travers had been members of the band Kites with Paul McGrath and Ian McGreevy before Hipsway formed. Their music was characterized by Skinner's deep vocals and Jones' rhythmic guitar style. They were quickly signed up by Mercury Records and by 1985 had released their first, eponymously titled album. The album was a moderate success in the UK Albums Chart; while the single, "The Honeythief", made number 17 in the UK Singles Chart, and also reached the Top 20 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another song from the album, "Tinder", became well known in Scotland as the soundtrack to a McEwan's Lager commercial.
However the band failed to build on its success; McElhone founded Texas, and by the time the second album Scratch the Surface was recorded, Travers had also left (to be replaced by Stephen Ferrera). Released in 1989, the album was not as critically or commercially successful as its predecessor, and the band split up shortly afterwards.
- Hipsway - Ask The Lordhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06m978v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06m978v.jpg2018-09-27T13:33:19.000ZStone-cold classic set closer live at The Quay Sessions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06m92s1
Hipsway - Ask The Lord
- Nicola Meighan: On The Record with Graeme "Skin" Skinnerhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06gskd1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06gskd1.jpg2018-08-07T08:20:00.000ZGraeme “Skin” Skinner of Hipsway reveals the background to their 1986 hit The Honeythief and explains how a painting from The Burrell Collection was its unlikely inspiration.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06gsjlm
Nicola Meighan: On The Record with Graeme "Skin" Skinner