Polar States @ Castle Hotel MCR
Polar States hit off the first night of their tour by playing Castle Hotel.
This quirky little pub in the heart of Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter is the perfect place to start.
This pub had a corridor like layout with a function room down what looked like a spooky mansion’s hallway with dimly lit, old fashioned interior and 1970s style wallpaper.
The room got crowded quickly but we managed to push ourselves right to the front centre.
Polar States were excited to start and immediately filled the room with their indie pop sound.
“We have been so excited to do this tour for so long.” the front man exclaimed at the crowd, a brilliant warm up to the evening.
Their new track ‘Safe House’ had such an intimate feel to it, isolating the vocals to create a beautiful calming effect.
They encouraged the crowd to come right forward right up against the main speaker to the room. We were so packed in it felt comforting and overwhelming to be able to come back after nearly two years away from live music.
All the band were playing Fenders which was a lovely touch.
The thing that threw the crowd the most had to be the fact they threw in a cover in to the gig.
Heroes by none other than David Bowie!
They asked the crowd if it was Bo wie or B ‘ow’ ie of course the sound Bo wie won.
Their sound had evidently grown since their last performance at Jimmy’s, it had matured and they had a real Vampire Weekend vibe to them. Indie pop with charismatic vocals and catchy songs.
You can catch the guys on their UK tour below :
The 11th of November they are playing Leeds Oporto,
The 12th of November Hull Adelphi
The 13th of November Newcastle The Globe
The 19th of November London Notting Hill Arts Club (low tickets)
The 20th of November Bristol The Crofters Rights
The 25th of November Birmingham The Victoria Club
The 27th of November Liverpool Jimmy’s (sold out !)
Check them out here