What’s interesting about this band is the varied concoction of sounds thrown together, their music is an ever-evolving blend of synth-pop, funk and indie and their unique style testimony to their experimental streak.
Their UK presence has been rather minimal over the years but in the US they have stirred a few waves, gaining recognition for what has become a curious signature sound. Elements of 80’s sounding synths merge with trip-hop beats and hints of Portishead and Air can also be detected, it’s worth a listen.
What grabbed my attention today was new single ‘Dark Tokyo’ which appears on their forthcoming third album ‘Distress Signals,’ due May 13th. Accompanying this track is a weird and wonderful arty cartoon video depicting the ravenous power of love and its all-absorbing and consuming (quite literally), glory. It’s a fascinating watch with trippy, dreamlike visuals, laser beam synths and a funky melody. Watch above.
Pollyn’s third album DISTRESS SIGNALS is out May 13th