Following the release of acclaimed new album United Crushers on Memphis Industries, Minneapolis’ Poliça announce a new single “Baby Sucks” (to be released 15th July 2016). Pulsating from the start, “Baby Sucks” showcases the band’s signature percussion-heavy and soulful, electronic sound, whilst Channy Leaneagh’s vocals float effortlessly atop a bubbling groove. The track is something of a celebration of retaining Poliça’s identity and independence in the face of industry machinations.
Channy: “Work with people, but do not be worked by people. It ends with horns that sing of celebration of a battle won and a new leaf turning over. I’ve fought hard to keep Poliça true to its intentions and a place where all of the people inside of it can grow and thrive and we’re gonna keep going strong.No more drama.”
They have also just announced a whole host of European festival dates including slots at British Summer Time Festival in London and the BBC 6 Music stage at this year’s Latitude Festival.
The news follows confirmation of their biggest European headline tour to date, with the UK leg taking in Camden’s iconic Roundhouse on 19th October. This is sandwiched between concerts in Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton. Please see below for a full list of dates and venues.
United Crushers – the follow-up to 2012’s Give You The Ghost and 2013’s Shulamith – is sonically their most complex and celebratory yet. Within, the four-piece expand the depth of the arrangements, the crispness of their sound and the vulnerability of delivery on their signature synth and percussion-heavy songs. Whilst thematically exploring areas that are both political and personal, touching on social injustice, self-doubt and isolation; urban decline and gentrification; coping with parenthood, and finding true and honest love in the wake of it all.
Even at its darkest, the record is musically the band’s most upbeat and celebratory. It is a weapon meant to empower the weak, the forgotten, and the disenfranchised.
25 June – Tuttilgen, Germany, Southside Festival
26 June – Schüssel, Germany, Hurricane Festival
01 July – Tullamore, Ireland – Castlepalooza Festival
02 July – London, UK, British Summer Time Festival
09 July – Trenčín, Slovakia, Pohoda Festival
12 July – Linz, Austria, The Full Hit of Summer Festival
15 July – Belgium, Dour Festival,
16 July – Suffolk, UK, Latitude Festival
19 July – Karlsruhe, Germany, Tollhaus Festival
21 July – Šibenik, Croatia, Obonjon Island
07 Oct – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
08 Oct – Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Café
11 Oct – Zurich, Switzerland – Zurich
12 Oct – Paris, France – Trabendo
14 Oct – Leeds, UK – Stylus
16 Oct – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
18 Oct – Bristol, UK – Anson Rooms
19 Oct – London, UK – Roundhouse
20 Oct – Birmingham, UK – Institute Library
23 Oct – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
24 Oct – Brussels, Belgium – AB
26 Oct – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
27 Oct – Cologne, Germany – Die Kantine
28 Oct – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
29 Oct – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefarlich
31 Oct – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
01 Nov – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
02 Nov – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
04 Nov – Berlin, Germany – Astra
05 Nov – Munich, Germany – Technikum