Polica Lipstick Stains / Still Counts This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2017. More stock expected on Tuesday. Hit "notify me" to find out when. White 7" vinyl, limited to 500 for UK and Eire. Two brand new tracks featuring Boyz Noize and Spank Rock. Since the release of their breakthrough debut album ‘Give You The Ghost’ in 2012, Poliça have pushed and pulled against expectations with albums on female emancipation (2013’s ‘Shulamith’) and urban decay (2016’s ‘United Crushers’). Memphis Industries 7" RSD 2017
Polica United Crushers indies only rose colour LP Third album from Polica. Really good avant-garde electro! The record, a tribute to their hometown of Minneapolis, was named after the graffiti tag seen throughout the city as a reminder of its bleak past and uncertain future and is short for “United States of Dreams Be Crushed.” 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 disenfranchisedÍ¾ its very creation an act of rebellion in the face of the hopelessness that casts such a long shadow over Middle America's slow urban decline. Memphis Industries CD | LP
Polica Shulasmith Second album from Minneapolis indie R&B outfit Polica, following up from their debut Give You the Ghost, The album also features Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on the first single Tiff . From the flurry of warped metallic electronica and razorsharp groove of opener ‘Chain My Name’, with its stark and rushing refrain, the angular R&B-pop futurism of ‘I Need $’, its sweetly earworm hook belying lyrics of alternately helplessness and defiance, to the gliding, bird’s eye meditation of closer ‘So Leave’, ‘Shulamith’ reaffirms Poliça as one of the most fascinating and vital groups in forward-thinking pop. https://www.facebook.com/thisispolica Memphis Industries CD | LP
Polica / s t a r g a z e Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reichs Music for Pieces of Wood A collaboration between Polica and electronic pop band s t a r g a z e, re-imagining and re-recording Steve Reich's famous 1973 composition Music For Pieces Of Wood. The first of a pair of records from this collaboration, this release sees them take minimalist pioneer Steve Reich’s Music For Pieces of Wood corrupting its polyrhythms across a continuous twenty minutes of music, pushing the boundaries of both artists in a truly engrossing and transportative collaboration. Transgressive 12"
Polica Thursday 6th February at St John's Church Celebrating the release of their new album, Poliça visit Kingston to play at St John's Church. The American synth-poppers' fifth full length album is titled When We Stay Alive, and is sure to feature another dose of their spellbinding and mystical songwriting. The album's title references the idea of moving forward through life - our experiences, both good and bad - and what happens next with the strength we find. "I had been living unconsciously in past trauma," Leaneagh says. "I don't want to deny something happened - this is not about repression - it's about taking the power back from the past, holding the power in the present, and creating a new story for myself." Times TBC but we expect doors at 7:00pm with Poliça at 8:00pm. Please check back. CD/ticket is £14 post-paid, and other formats and combos will be available. This show is 14+, under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. St John the Evangelist, Grove Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2SU Albums + Tickets will be posted together. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. CD | LP Past Event