After two smashing sold out shows at Camp last month, after which the Evening Standard wrote that they could “easily become a national obsession” in their 4/5 live review, and a stand out performance at Latitude, POLIÇA announce the release of their third single, ‘Wandering Star’, taken from one of the “best albums of the year so far” (The Guardian, Drowned In Sound), the addictive Give You The Ghost.
POLIÇA have rapidly become one of the years most talked about bands after a whirlwind SXSW. Drowned In Sound named them band of the festival and they were favourites for many others including The Times and The Telegraph. Recent single ‘Dark Star’ was a radio hit, not only playlisted at Radio 1 but getting ‘Record Of The Week’ accolades from Huw Stephens and Fearne Cotton (as well as Zane Lowe’s ‘Album of the Week’), A listed at 6 Music and playlisted at Xfm.
The dreamy ‘Wandering Star’, already one of the NME’s 20 best songs of the year so far, features Mike Noyce of Bon Iver on backing vocals and is as deliciously funk laden as it is hypnotic, with their now signature ratatat drums, propelling the lush arrangements and slinky bass. The moving video features magical dance sequences (choreographed by Yemi AD who works with Kanye West) with strange fairy-like characters, as they seemingly bring a frail woman back to life: http://youtu.be/yX4iIPlwS5c
Having received glowing reviews all round for their recent sojourn in the UK, POLIÇA will be supporting Bon Iver on his European tour and have announced a full headline tour for November.
“You could waste days trying to define the genre in which POLIÇA operate, but actually it’s just pop – Incredibly beautiful – pop” The Sunday Times
“9/10” – Drowned In Sound
“Give You The Ghost makes pop sound emotive and alien, shimmering with spine-tingling yearning” – The Independent
“Something special” - 4/5 The Times
“Pick of the festival (SXSW) were POLIÇA… they sound like the future: understated, ethereal space age pop that explodes into furious groove” - The Telegraph
“This is digitised R&B filtered through a thick gauze of xx-esque atmospherics… a bewitching, urgent, magical debut” - 4/5 Q
“Brilliantly arresting and unique” - The Guardian
“Beautifully poignant record” - 8/10 NME
“Truly special” 4/5 Evening Standard
“A whirling mass of auto-tuned, R&B flecked electro-pop” - 4.5/5 The Fly
“Groove-led slow-burner full of synths and ghostly hooks” - 4/5 Stool Pigeon
“This dub-infused electronica somehow merges perfectly with the glistening, warped and deeply effected vocals” - 8/10 Loud & Quiet
“Truly captivating” - Notion
“8/10” - Clash
“8/10” - Vice
“This is a stunning record” - Music Week
“sparklingly funky synth-rock supernova” - Metro
“POLIÇA have created something that is both unique and universal. Something very pop” - BBC Music