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posted Feb 27, 2012, 3:11 PM by Vu Nguyen


SXSW shows

March 2012

“Ones To Watch” – The Fly

“More energy than coffee, Red Bull, and an entire bag of Sour Patch Kids combined…we’re kind of obsessed” – Nylon

“Brilliant…the vision of summer is strong” – Notion


Polarsets will be heading over to Austin for SXSW this year. With singles already out on Kitsune, Neon Gold and Moda the band will be showcasing new tracks ahead of the release of their ‘Tropics EP’ in May.
Friends from school, Rob (vocals/guitar), Mike (bass) and James (drums) formed in their native town of Whitley Bay and after an inspiring trip to Ibiza set to work on their tropical upbeat indie sound; breathing with escapism, intricate rhythms, euphoric dance beats and an undercurrent of energetic indie.

Following Kitsuné's release of their critically acclaimed debut single ‘Sunshine Eyes' and follow up single ‘Morning’ through Neon Gold and Moda, Polarsets embarked headline tours throughout UK and Europe, garnering support from the likes of Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson at BBC 6 music, Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis and Zane Lowe, who infact declared ‘Sunshine Eyes’ as his “Next Hype Track”. Prior to this the band had earned a fierce following in Newcastle, spending time putting on club-nights and spreading their word, as well as amassing support slots to Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club, Fenech Soler and Everything Everything.

The band will be playing numerous shows at SXSW including a headline slot at the Neon Gold party on Friday night. Their ‘Tropics EP’ will be out in May and will give listeners a taste of what is to come from their debut album.


Live SXSW dates:

16/03/12 – Sea Now Party, venue tbc

16/03/12 – Neon Gold party, Karma Lounge

17/03/12 – Northern Party, Latitude 30

17/03/12 – Filter Party, Bar 96

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