Leeds alt-pop trio Polo have released their debut album A Place Between States. Marking the release the band have released a stunning live video for the title track, filmed at their hometown studio The Nave. ‘A Place Between States’ is a beautifully sparse moment on the wide-reaching record. The song uses delicate piano and synths for the honestly exposed themes of self-acceptance.

Regarding the song and the video singer Kat McHugh says, “‘A Place Between States’ is about having your mind opened up to a new feeling (or place) and taking comfort in its existence. It’s sort of about losing an idea of ‘yourself’ to discover yourself. The song is really special to me as it follows an important journey of self- discovery and feeling safe and affirmed.

“It was really cool to film this in one continuous live take - it meant everyone in the room was in the world of the song, all at once. There was certain energy that everyone shared which is all you could want from a shoot.”

A Place Between States finds Polo seamlessly traversing the electronic pop sphere and has been produced with Gethin Pearson (Charli XCX, Orla Gartland, Crystal Fighters). The album features previously released singles including the poignant down-tempo ‘A Sobering Thought’, the pulsating R&B tinged ‘Hologram’ and the hypnotic dancefloor focused ‘Clublight’.

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.”

In further celebration for their debut album release Polo have announced a four-date headline tour for February 2022. Tickets are on sale now via the band’s website here. Ahead of this 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 FEBRUARY 2022 HEADLINE TOUR DATES

  • 19th - Newcastle, The Cluny 2
  • 23rd - York, The Crescent
  • 24th - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
  • 25th - London, The Grace

A PLACE BETWEEN STATES TRACK LISTING

  1. ERASE YOU
  2. CLUBLIGHT
  3. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A STAR
  4. A SOBERING THOUGHT
  5. SPOTLIGHT
  6. A PLACE BETWEEN STATES
  7. HOLOGRAM
  8. MY CRAZY MIND
  9. VISUAL HEART
  10. WE RECOVER
  11. ECLIPSE

FURTHER INFORMATION ON POLO
Bonding over a shared attitude just as much as their shared musical interests, it's this spirit of determination and a willingness to break the mould that infiltrates Polo’s ethos and their output as a band. Yes, Polo want to show that you can craft sonically-rich, nuanced synth-pop while keeping a self-produced, independent mindset, but they also want to extend that out to the messages they're writing about, too.

“I feel empowered when I see something that is changed for the better by a human being or as a result of a group of human beings,” says Kat. “There's a lot that needs to change and I want to do my bit; a part of that is telling stories through my music and doing that whilst being my truest self.

“I’m influenced by strong women, by LGBTQ+ culture, cultures around the world, nature and passion,” she continues. “I love experiencing little things that make me burst into tears for an unexplained reason like Thom Yorke's 'Anima' video, because then you know it's a message you needed to see. I'm an empath who takes on a lot of emotion, so my lyrics are always from when I've been made to really feel something.”

Since the release of their debut EP Alice in 2017 the band have earned critical plaudits from the likes of Noisey, Wonderland and Stereogum, plays on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1, and notable festival appearances at Reading and Leeds, The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and more. Now with the release of their debut album A Place Between States they are set to build upon their high praise with a record perfectly encapsulating their unique sound and message.

A PLACE BETWEEN STATES DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW LISTEN HERE
LIVE VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK RELEASED WATCH HERE

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