‘CLUBLIGHT’ takes aim straight for the dancefloor with a hypnotic pulsing beat, seductive vocals and pumping bass playing like a cross between Charli XCX and Tinashe. The video features the Leeds three-piece shrouded by the ominous club lights that inspire the intoxicating mystery of nightlife.
Regarding the single singer Kat McHugh says “’Clublight’ is inspired by the type of nightclubs spread across mainland Europe that are often found in abandoned power stations or across the Eastern bloc. The nightclubs where ideas of sex and gender are dissolved, hedonism is encouraged, and that are so exclusive you have little chance of getting in unless you’re willing to let go of all your insecurities.”
Continuing about the video they say, “The video follows us into the fabled nightclub we created, and sees us lose ourselves on multiple levels. Our faces merge in a grotesque mass as we fall into the club lights. We wanted a video that mirrored the dark mythology of the nightclub that we explored in the lyrics and production of the song.”
The forthcoming debut album A Place Between States finds Polo seamlessly traversing the electronic pop sphere. It features previously released singles including the poignant down-tempo ‘A SOBERING THOUGHT’ and the pulsating R&B tinged ‘HOLOGRAM’.
Speaking about the album synth/keys player Luke Lount says, “The album has given us the breathing space to explore ideas and concepts we've not yet been able to when releasing singles; we finally have space to be ourselves as a band without limitations. Every band is defined by their first album; this is us establishing who we are.”
To celebrate the debut album release Polo have announced a four-date headline tour for February 2022. The band have made their return to the live circuit this month following the Covid-19 shut down and are currently touring the UK with King No-One. They will finish this tour with their own headline show at The Crescent, York on October 7th 2021. Tickets for the King No-One tour are on sale now and tickets for the A Place Between States February 2022 headline tour will be on sale at 10am BST tomorrow (September 28th). Tickets for all tours will be available to purchase from the band’s website here.
Regarding the tour they say, “The ‘A Place Between States Tour’ in 2022 will be the first full public performance of the entire album. We’ll be bringing the record to life across a few special dates, hiring additional musicians and a full stage set to help create the world where the album exists. The album traverses different spaces, emotions and states and we wanted to bring that to our live shows.”
To mark the album release Polo have been invited to perform a live session for BBC Introducing and will be performing tracks from the album live on air on October 30th.
POLO TOUR DATES
30th September - Glasgow, King Tuts (Supporting King No-One)
1st October - Edinburgh, Mash House (Supporting King No-One)
2nd October - Newcastle, Think Tank (Supporting King No-One)
7th October - York, The Crescent (Headline show)
19th February - Newcastle, The Cluny 2 (Album Tour, Headline)
23rd February - York, The Crescent (Album Tour, Headline)
24th February - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall (Album Tour, Headline)
25th February - London, The Grace (Album Tour, Headline)
A PLACE BETWEEN STATES TRACK LISTING
- ERASE YOU
- YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A STAR
- A SOBERING THOUGHT
- A PLACE BETWEEN STATES
- MY CRAZY MIND
- VISUAL HEART
- WE RECOVER
“Sounds like BANKS has been out dancing in a bunch of dark English basement clubs”
“Minimalist pop that would be welcome in a dance hall or a dark cave”
“Manages to get that balance between ice-cold steeliness and vibrant summer vibes”
“Polo make glistening, artful pop with an R&B slant”