poliça is the minneapolis born brainchild of producer Ryan Olson and lead singer Channy Leaneagh. their debut album give you the ghost was released a few months ago on UK based memphis industries and has since been stuck both in our record player and our heads. this is a record that is probably meant to creep up on you after every listen until it becomes clear how good it actually is. autotuned and distorted vocals sit along ghostly synth soundscapes, cleverly arranged drums (they’ve got two sets on stage), and the funkafied bass offerings of Chris Bierden. while such description might sound like a pastiche, you have to trust us on this one, this album has clear pop sensitivities without being obvious and the production is simply top notch.
the music on give you the ghost is very melancholic, yet hopeful (and who doesn’t need to be hopeful these days). standout cuts include “i see my mother” and “happy be fine“; two of the most groove laden tracks. but again, it’s the album in general which truly never ceases to sound fresh and forward looking. we are really looking forward to what the band might do in the future. it’s safe to say our expectations are very high. in the meantime you can check the band out while they’re touring across the US and a few european cities. for current live dates simply click here.
keep track of the band’s happenings by following their twitter @thisispolica and most importantly check out their album via spotify below.