Polica - United Crushers
Following two albums that dealt principally in stately electronic pop , 'United Crushers' marks something of a turning point for this Minneapolis-birthed outfit. Led by vocalist Channy Leaneagh, they've produced a collection of synth-driven ditties considerably more direct and engaging that those of yore. Leaneagh's voice is clearer, her motivations charged by both personal and political, and both melodic flourishes and beat-driven backdrops are forceful and stimulating both. Where Polica once figuratively kept their distance, 'United Crushers' marks the point where they wear their hearts on their sleeve, and on the evidence of these luminous and engaging album it's been a gamble worth taking.
Limited edition on rose coloured vinyl plus download.