Polica Old Rock House, Saint Louis, MO 02/27/2012
Words/Photos/Videos by BeezNutz

Just a few days before this show I had no idea who Polica was. Thanks to boredom and a quick youtube search I decided I would go check it out. This interesting new 4 piece band made up of two drummers, bass and a singer are from Minneapolis, MN. Recently they have released a new debut album titled ” Give You The Ghost ” and have been on tour promoting that release.

The day of the show I ended up cooking dinner, running errands and falling behind on my plans of seeing a show. I got back on track and ended up at The Old Rock House in downtown St. Louis ready for a good time.

After a $10 cover, I was in. The crowd wasn’t huge but people kept showing up as the evening progressed. I had missed the openers, and showed up just in time. Around 9:30 Polica’s singer Channy Leaneagh came out, brought a bass to the stage and dropped off the set list and then disappeared.

A few minutes later she reemerged followed by bass player Chris and drummers Ben and Drew. That was one of the things I found exciting about this band was Channy’s soulful, smooth vocals over funky bass lines, and crazy beats provided by dual drummers. I had not seen a band like this before and decided to check it out and I am glad I did.

They thanked the crowd for coming out and opened their set with ” The Maker ” which is the 6th track off the new album ” Give You The Ghost “.

They sounded great as a group, and as the music grew louder the crowd grew in closer securing better spots close to the stage.

Choosing to go with the last track from the new album next, ” Leading To Death ” was something that you just need to see live. It is very cool to see both drummers feeding off each others beat while the vocals take you away on a musical journey.

They followed with the songs ” Darkstar “,” Fist On The Floor ” and ” Raw Exit ” keeping the set moving. Then came ” Lay Your Cards Out ” which is one of the singles from the new album was a highlight of the show for me. It was one of the videos I watched before coming out and it really shined bright live.

Moving into the songs “ Violent Game “, ” Smug ” and ” Happy Be Fine ” which were all great but not as good as ” Form ” which was another highlight of the night for me. They put a lot of effort in putting on a great show for the crowd. In return the crowd seemed very into the performance as well, yelling loudly and cheering between each song.

One of the other videos I had watched online prior to this show was ” Wandering Star “.I think Channy’s voice was really great on this song, and sounded amazing live. She truly has a remarkable voice and certain songs like this really showcases her talent.

After playing a crowd request that I didn’t get the title of? They chose ” Amongster ” which is the first track on ” Give You The Ghost ” to end out and close their great set for the night.

The show was remarkable and with the bands plans for a busy summer makes this a band to watch in 2012! Don’t forget you heard about them on Concert Confessions don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Till Next Time……

Check out Polica online at:

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1. Maker
2. Leading To Death
3. Darkstar
4. Fist On The Floor
5. Raw Exit
6. Lay Your Cards Out
7. Violent Game
8. Smug
9. Happy Be Fine
10.Form
11.Wandering Star
12.Amongster

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 2:37 pm.
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