Fri 7 Feb 2014 | 7pm doors | £13 + booking fee or buy on the door
Fresh from wowing audiences on a series of European festival dates and the xx’s Night + Day festival, American indie pop act Poliça play the Arches on Friday 7th February as part of their biggest headline tour to date.
7pm doors open
*all set times are approximate and subject to change
Founded by vocalist Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson in 2011, the R&B-influenced Minnesotan synth pop act made their live UK debut in June last year, playing two packed nights at the tiny CAMP Basement in London. A year later, they were playing a triumphant sold out show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Their latest single Chain My Name, a flurry of metallic synths and synth-pop ambience topped with Channy’s warped vocals, was premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show as his Hottest Record In The World and quickly shot to the top of the Hype Machine chart.
The band will be releasing their eagerly anticipated second album, Shulamith, on October 21st on the Memphis Industries label.
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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