POLIÇA SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “WEDDING”
POLITICALLY CHARGED VIDEO FEATURES 1970s SESAME STREET-STYLE PUPPETS
NEW ALBUM UNITED CRUSHERS RELEASED 4TH MARCH 2016 ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
POLIÇA present the new video for new single “Wedding.” It’s lifted from new album United Crushers, out 4th March on Memphis Industries / Mom + Pop. The powerful yet playful video is a spin on early ‘70s Sesame Street, with puppets and lead singer Channy Leaneagh teaching children about peaceful protests and safe practices around police. Directed by Isaac Gale (Bon Iver, Doomtree) the film compliments, the pulsing track that was called a “fierce, grooving monster” by Stereogum.
The themes found and explored on United Crushers are both political and personal, touching on social injustice, self-doubt and isolation, the urban decline and gentrification. Despite this darkness, there’s an element of defiance—a refusal to surrender and a rebellion in the face of repression. The follow-up to 2012’s Give You The Ghost and 2013’s Shulamith, United Crushers 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.
The band will play a series of shows in the lead up to the album release kicking off in Berlin on 11th Feb, with stops in Bristol for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival and London (Feb 15th Feb at Village Underground – now SOLD OUT), followed by a full US tour (including SXSW).
POLIÇA 2016 EU Tour Dates
09 February – Paris, Point Éphémère
11 February – Berlin, Berghain Kantine (SOLD OUT)
14 February – Bristol, BBC Radio 6 Music Festival (SOLD OUT)
15 February – London, UK Village Underground (SOLD OUT)
POLIÇA United Crushers tracklisting
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