SINGLE RELEASED MARCH 3RD
FEBRURARY UK DATES
PLAY LONDON’S THE TROXY – FEBRUARY 12TH
Following on from their recent top 40 album Shulamith, the follow up to last year’s Give You the Ghost, POLIÇA are set to release new single ‘I Need $’ on 3rd March 2014.
‘I Need $’ (spoken as I Need Money) is Shulamith’s most R&B / pop inflected track and contains the lyric that, according to vocalist and songwriter Channy Leaneagh, best sums up the themes of the record: “Chasing and wasting for our own desires, we love what we need until the need grows tired”.
The transfixing video for ‘I Need $’ premiers today on the Guardian and echoes these themes, starring Channy as a daydreaming motel chambermaid. It segues into a coda of album closer ‘So Leave’, an inclusion on which director Isaac Ravishankara notes: “Having “So Leave” in the video felt as natural as a continuation of the story as it does musically on the album.”
POLIÇA return to the UK in February for a string of shows including their biggest headline performance at London’s The Troxy, which is close to selling out.
POLIÇA UK Dates:
Feb 06, O2 Academy, Bristol
Feb 07, Arches, Glasgow
Feb 08, The Ritz, Manchester
Feb 10, All Saint’s Church, Brighton – SOLD OUT
Feb 12, The Troxy, London
POLIÇA have had a whirlwind 2 years since the release of debut album Give You The Ghost having performed twice on Later… with Jools, been part of BBC 6music’s Live at Maida Vale event, alongside Paul McCartney and Sigur Ros, whilst Channy has recently featured on The Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses cover version project and guested on label mates Supreme Cuts and Ninja Tune signed Lee Bannon’s albums.
Watch ‘I Need $’ Video
“You could waste days trying to define the genre in which POLIÇA operate, but actually it’s just pop – Incredibly beautiful – pop” The Sunday Times Album of The Week
“Something special” 4/5 The Times
“Clever and mesmerising” 5/5 Telegraph
“Intelligent pop music still has the ability to seduce and enthral” 4/5 Mojo
“A beautifully melancholic record” The Guardian