We have been waiting to blow the proverbial lid on this here lot since a certain member of Killing Moon Limited got screwed over at one job only to get screwed over again for one that never really existed in the first place (he will never learn, you see). So as you can imagine, these boys have been soundtracking things before, during and ever since that fateful October month. Newcastle’s Polarsets are Rob, Mickey, James. They make Trance Nation-style trippy ass beats blended in with the finest guitar-driven indie that the North has to offer, as articulated by sure-fire dancefloor anthem Leave Argentina – quite frankly a cowbell never sounded so well-placed.

Polarsets – Leave Argentina

Interestingly, the band have gained a considerable fanbase in and around their native hometown by doing things that new bands really should be doing – writing, recording their own shit and playing their hearts out each time. We say interesting, as it is a rarity in this day and age. Another interesting fact is that singer Rob Howe looks exactly the like the guy from Men Without Hats (of Safety Song fame), and our kid Rob confesses that he is the very same person. Killing Moon is, of course, dubious as to the truth behind such a claim, but has yet to see any evidence to the contrary.


2011 looks set to be the trio’s biggest year yet. Rounding off the end of this year with a key slot at Constellations Festival and a chunky homecoming show at The Cluny 2 in ‘Cass – the latter of which doubled as a single launch for the band’s latest self-release Morning, an ode to how truly funky it is to have an all-night bender only to see the next progressive light of day – the band have been galvanised in early comparisons with the musical stylings of Two Door Cinema Club, Klaxons and the vocal musings of The Delays and Ellie Goulding. We would not be surprised in the slightest if they were to share stages with the aforemention, or indeed leading the way ahead in the genre in the not-so-distant future. Pop all over in one way, and totally anti-radio in another, this is a band that you have to see live in order to understand. We guarantee once you do you won’t be able to get enough of them.


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