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Slick electronic pop-soul outfit POLIÇA (pron. Pole-E-Sa) are to release their genre-bending debut album, ‘Give You The Ghost’, out this 19th October on POD through Inertia. Born from the Gayngs collective, producer Ryan Olsen’s latest project teams the tender vocals of Channy Leanagh with the electronic soundscapes and vocals of Mike Noyce from Bon Iver.
Pulsating with life and raw emotion, ‘Give You The Ghost’ brandishes 11 perfectly formed auto-tuned songs that reform the fusion of pop and digitised R&B. Laced with ethereal synthetic manipulation, the record opens with the hypnotic sonic of first track ‘Amongster’, the two drummers immediately coming into full effect as it builds to a mass of machine gun-like beats, slinky bass and Channy’s wandering vocals.
Born out of the break-up of a recent relationship, the majority of ‘Give You The Ghost’ reflects on the difficulty of making peace; an exorcism via exciting new musical possibilities. “The recurring theme of this record is ‘what in the hell just happened and who in the hell am I anyways’” says Channy. This redemptive mood fuels the track ‘Dark Star’, released online late last year amidst a viral whirlwind. Backed by smooth brass breakdowns throughout and mid-tempo looping rhythms, it’s typical of POLIÇA’s often meditative content, heralding true the addictive refrain “Ain’t a man who can pull me down from my Dark Star”.
When Rolling Stone got Justin Vernon of Bon Iver to talk a little bit about who he'd like to collaborate with in the future, he said "I've been listening to this band Polica from Minneapolis a lot lately, They're the best band I've ever heard."
The Pod version of ‘Give You The Ghost’ will feature a bonus 5 track ‘Dark Star Remix EP’ both physically and digitally.
PRESS FOR ‘GIVE YOU THE GHOST’:
PITCHFORK “Fiona Apple fronting TV On The Radio... The entire album is an exceedingly seamless listen”
ROLLING STONE “The Sound Of heartbreak and celebration happening simultaneously”
SPINNER “POLIÇA deals in a type of R&B inflected electronic music that defies explanation.... Music with this many synthetic textures and vocal treatments has rarely sounded so natural.”
NYLON “A swirly combination of layered rhythms, some awesomely manipulated vocals and a dragged-out, slow motion feel....the perfect soundtrack to an almost-winter weekend”
THE FADER “Ryan Olson and singer Channy Leanagh lead the group, Channy front and centre with her potently echoed voice riding over forward drums and driving bass”
DROWNED IN SOUND “It's the interpretation of a human voice that elevates this record beyond a curious obscurist record and makes the simmering (but never boiling over) electronica truly shimmer.”
THE GUARDIAN “Their best arrives mid-album, with the seductive, chiming single Lay Your Cards Out, temporarily collapsing the album's darker tensions in to an aching, cathartic slow jam. “
ZAN ROWE|JJJ ‘Catch Of the Day’ “The band have this wonderfully dark, warm sound and it's topped off by Leaneagh's vocals which have been artfully auto-tuned. ‘Dark Star’ will get under your skin. It's great.”
BON IVER|JUSTIN VERNON "They're the best band I've ever heard."